Some people claiming to be relatives of Anambra State Governor Prof. Chukwuma Soludo have condemned his recent attack on Labour Party presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi.
Voice notes obtained according to Daily Post from a WhatsApp group of Isuofia community residents in Lagos State catalogued the governor’s kinsmen’s outrage over his recent verbal assault.
Soludo is from the Isuofia Community in Anambra State’s Aguata Local Government Area. A source from Isuofia, who is also a member of the forum, said in the voice notes that the members of the WhatsApp group all condemned the governor’s utterances in unison.
Some of the speakers expressed regret that, despite their overwhelming support and mobilization for Soludo in the previous governorship election, he has now referred to them as a headless mob.
“Was it not at Civic Centre Isuofia that we started mobilizing support for our brother to become governor? Till today, he has not come to say thank you to us, the only payment he is offering us is to say that we are [a] mob. It is this same mob that voted him in as governor,” someone said.
Another source stated that because he is from Isuofia, people in Lagos usually refer to him as the governor’s brother. “I used to feel proud anytime they called me the governor’s brother, but these days, people see me as a saboteur, just because of what our brother Soludo said.
“One of my neighbours, a Yoruba man once told me that Obi is good, but the bad thing is that if they decide to support him, it is his own brothers that will pull him. I feel so bad that the man has now been vindicated.”
“My oga’s father who I lived with while I was serving my master used to say that passing six is not passing sense, and our brother Soludo has confirmed it.
“He has shown that being educated does not necessarily mean that you are wise. My heart bleeds over that attack. Up till this moment, I have not been able to read the essay by the governor to the end,” someone else said.
Governor Soludo’s attacks on Obi have sparked a storm of condemnation. Many people said it was heartbreaking that there was no provocation from Obi to warrant such an attack by Chukwuma Soludo.