The governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has denied a report of him mocking the Labour Party, LP, and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
He described the report as totally false and unfounded. In the said report, Soludo was quoted as telling members of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the state that those who left the party for Labour Party would labour in vain and that it was unthinkable for a party that does not have an elected councilor to believe it would win a presidential election.
He referred to the recent defections from APGA to the Labour Party(LP), adding that APGA remained the most formidable party in the State.
In reaction to the report, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Soludo, Christian Aburime, noted that the Governor’s statement after his 100 days in office media broadcast was misrepresented of what the governor said.
Aburime said: “The statement could best be described as an attempt by some misguided elements to cause disaffection between the Labour Party presidential candidate, His Excellency, Peter Obi and his party leadership.
“We, therefore, wish to caution those wishing to cause mischief by publishing false and misleading stories to desist from doing so.
“The public should please disregard the entire statement as it never emanated from Governor Soludo”.