By Cajetan Mmuta
The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo and candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for the 2023 elections Mr Peter Obi on Thursday, shocked critics and opposition groups as both brothers and sons of the state hugged each other amid smiles and excitement.
The event was the 70th birthday anniversary Thanksgiving church service in honour of the Catholic Bishop of Awka diocese Most Rev Paulinus C. Ezeokafor held at the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Awka the state capital.
Recall that Governor Soludo, had on November 14, written a lengthy treatise of over 34 paragraphs pages wherein he claimed among other things, that Obi knew he would not win the 2023 elections, and in the process tagged his supporters as Internet mobs.
Obi in response said that he had done his best as former Governor of the Light of Nation-State in the country and urged Soludo as a Professor and Governor to do his own including those things he didn’t do while in office.
The governor, according to a statement and photos from his Press Secretary, Mr Christian Aburime, hugged his predecessor at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Awka during the Thanksgiving mass organised in the honour of the Bishop of the Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus C. Ezeokafor, who was celebrating the 70th birthday.
Press Secretary to Soludo, Mr Christian Aburime in a short comment backed by some photo shots said “Even amid so many political disagreements, they both understand they are Ndi-Anambra. Yes! We are Ndi-Anambra.”