Peter Obi steals crowd’s attention at Soludo’s event in Anambra

Peter Obi and Charles Soludo

The Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi stole the show on Saturday at a town hall event to mark Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo’s first year in office.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, ex-governor Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe; and other dignitaries were present at the event held at the International Convention Center, Awka, the state capital.

Soludo was making a speech but was interrupted by a loud noise after guests noticed Obi coming into the venue.

Obi, a former Anambra State governor, made his way to a reserved seat at the front but got up to greet Obasanjo after he was informed of the former leader’s presence. He also greeted other dignitaries.

He shared photos of his time celebrating with Soludo on Twitter.

He said, “I was in Awka, Anambra State, today for the celebration of Gov. Chukwuma Charles Soludo’s One Year in Office. As a firm believer in building a better society, I maintain that politics should transcend partisanship and be free from tribal and religious affiliations.

“We all must join hands to build a better society for all. I congratulate my very dear brother and Governor, Prof @CCSoludo, as he marks his first year in office. I will continue to pray for, and wish him well in office. May he succeed.”

Soludo had publicly criticised Obi in an article in the build-up to the presidential election, saying that unless Obi returns to APGA he would never achieve anything in politics.