The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, has denied that he ever collected any money from anybody or party to blackmail the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Naija News gathered that the governor, after the Thanksgiving mass for the 70th birthday celebration of Most Rev. Paulinus C. Ezeokafor at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Awka, the Anambra State capital, denied such an allegation.
Soludo told pressmen that he never collected $28 million from anybody or a party to blackmail Obi else he would have been rich.
According to him, the allegations about him collecting money to blackmail his brother Obi were not true.
He said “If I had truly received $28 million to blackmail my brother, Peter Obi, I should be extremely wealthy as of today.
“For those forging blackmail and all that, including the one they said I collected bribe to say what I said, I asked them to bring it so I will use it to construct roads for Anambra people. If Soludo is into bribery, I would have been a multi-trillionaire now.
“Today is very special. When we came into the service, it was the first time, Obi and I are meeting at a public event and in a Catholic Church which the two of us belong to. I think it was divine.
“When I came in, I quickly went to where he sat and hugged him, people watched with bewilderment as if it was a drama, asking if it was not the same people quarrelling.”
Naija News earlier reported that both Soludo and Obi met at the Thanksgivings service and had greeted cordially despite the recent war of words between the two.