By G9ija

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said he did his little as Governor of Anambra State and urged the incumbent, Chukwuma Soludo, to do his best in the state as an economics professor.

The former Governor stated this on Tuesday at the 2022 Lagos Business School Alumni Conference in Lagos State.

The Anambra State Governor between 2006 and 2014 was reacting to Soludo’s comments that the investment he (Obi) left in government is worth close to nothing.

Also, Soludo on Monday had tackled Obi, saying he can’t win the 2023 presidential election.

Reacting on Tuesday in Lagos, Obi described Soludo as his brother.

He said: “He (Soludo) remains my brother, we are very close.

“I remain prayerful for him.

“For other things which I didn’t succeed, God has given him opportunity to do it and succeed.

“So, if there is anything pending, governance doesn’t finish, people are still in government in America, so you stop where you will stop, other people will continue from there.

“He is the governor of the state; he is my senior brother, he is even more intelligent than me because he is a professor, I am a trader, so he knows more and will be able to do things better than I am doing it.

“I have done my little own as a trader, now the professor is there he will do his own as a professor, the schools I didn’t roof he will roof them, that’s how government goes.”

The former governor said he left the office with the savings of N75 billion, adding that his administration saved $50 million each in Access, Diamond and Fidelity banks, with an interest rate of 6.5 per cent.

He further clarified: “The one they said is worthless, we invested N3.5 billion in International Breweries…that facility is there employing directly and indirectly over 10,000 Anambarians.

“The shares was at a time being sold at N50, today the shares is about N5 or so.

“When you spread your investment some will go up some will come down but overall the company is still there, the company is still doing well, it is still part of the global chain and everything.

“I needed to explain it not because I am defending comments by my brother.”

Obi said he left the office without owing any contractor, supplier who had executed their job, citing the examples of Innoson Motors and Zinos Computers.