A South East youth based group, Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, COSEYL, has condemned the Anambra State governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, for his attack on the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi.
COSEYL in a press release signed by its president general, Mr Goodluck Ibem, said that Soludo through his utterances on Obi had denigrated the entire Igbo land and must be made to pay for it.
The group in the release said: ‘Our members have met over the unfortunate and unguided statement by Soludo over Mr. Peter Obi and have decided to bring him back to his senses by declaring Friday 25 November, 2022, as a day where all Anambrarians will carry their refuse and dump them at the gate of Anambra State Government House.
‘This will serve as a deterrent to other Igbo political office holders who might want to insult the sensibility of the Igbo nation,’ the group said.
While analysing the comment by Soludo on Obi, the group said it wanted the entire world to know that what it described as Soludo’s unguarded statement against Peter Obi was his personal opinion and not the opinion of his own family.
‘His own biological son said Peter Obi is the best presidential candidate which is contrary and directly opposite to his father’s statement.
‘Governor Soludo is standing alone on his attack against Peter Obi and anyone who might have paid him for such a hatchet job should go and collect his money back from him because his statement does not hold any water whosoever,’ said the group.
It further stated that dumping refuse in the house of anyone who committed sacrilege against his people was a traditional way of disciplining and teaching lessons to anyone found wanting in Igbo Land.
It added that the statement by Soludo and the audacity with which he spoke against Obi portrayed him as a man who felt that he was above God and Anambra people who elected him as governor; while calling on the state assembly to commence impeachment proceedings against the governor rather than the people waiting for four years to vote him out.
‘We call on the Speaker and the entire members of Anambra State House of Assembly to immediately start the process of Soludo’s impeachment process in order to save Anambra people of this national embarrassment by a supposed Professor,’ the group said.