Hiding under the garb of a professor of Economics and investment expert, Professor Chukwuma Soludo maximally extracted his pound of flesh from Peter Obi; the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
By openly criticizing the investment decisions of Peter Obi while he was governor of Anambra State on national television a few months before the general elections, Soludo may have destroyed the credibility of Obi as a wise political leader.
The professor completely rendered implausible whatever arguments Obidients could ever advance in defending their man – Peter Obi.
However, there are a few things we need to understand about Soludo. First, he is a member of the APGA and the incumbent governor of Anambra State which makes him opposed to the Labour Party.
Secondly, Soludo was twice messed up by Peter Obi – first in 2009 and later in 2013 when Obi bypassed him for a little-known Willie Obiano.
If not for Obiano, Soludo would never have come anywhere near the state governor’s office. So, it’s understandable why Prof Soludo is clearly against the emergence of Obi.
What Soludo Failed to tell Nigerians
While Soludo may be right in his criticism of the investments made by Obi which according to him have become “next to zero,” he however failed to tell Nigerians that it is not the responsibility of Obi to perpetually guard such investments even after he had long left office.
Ironically, Soludo didn’t apologize to millions of Nigerians whom he (Soludo) deliberately misled to buy shares in deadbeat quoted companies and banks.
Truth be told, the professor was responsible for the poverty of many Nigerians who gullibly believed his fake assurances in investing in troubled banks such as Intercontinental, Oceanic, Union, Bank PHB, etc. It took a Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to unravel Soludo’s lies and professorial diarrhea of the mouth.
Why Southeast has failed to produce national political leaders
In conclusion, it’s now clear why Southeast has failed to produce national political champions. This is due to the “dog eat dog” politics that are going on within the region.
How else could one describe a situation where a presidential favorite like Peter Obi has so far failed to earn the support of a single elected official in the whole of the Southeast region?
Not even a single House of Representatives member, senator, or sitting governor is on the side of Obi. This is highly unbelievable.
Soludo has truly shown himself to be as petty as those he has spent the last ten years criticizing. It’s a pity!
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