Chukwuma Soludo, governor of Anambra state, has dismissed rumours of rift between him and Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate.
Soludo has been critical of Obi’s 2023 presidential ambition in recent times.
In an interview with ChannelsTV, Soludo described Obi’s investments during his tenure as governor of Anambra state as “next to nothing”.
In a two-part piece, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria said Obi would not win the 2023 presidential election as he was only “playing an interesting game”.
But a recent photo of Obi and Soludo in a warm embrace sparked mixed reactions on the internet.
In a swift reaction by his spokesperson, Christian Aburime, Soludo said Obi remains his brother adding that they had spoken twice the previous night.
“We are brothers. There is no rift between Obi and me at a personal level. Nobody snatched each other’s wife. What appears to be the rift between us is fundamentally political differences. Nothing else,” Obi declared.
Similarly, Obi recently described Soludo as his brother.
The top presidential candidate in the 2023 race urged Soludo to build on his legacy and those of his successors in Anambra State.