Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo has debunked a statement credited to him that a purported investment of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, in the state has yielded returns.
Obi was a former Anambra governor – he served three different times from 2006 to 2014.
This was a result of a series of legal battles occasioned by impeachment and issues on the election schedule.
In recent times the presidential ambition of Peter Obi has gained notoriety among Nigerian youths on social media.
In May, there were posts on social media claiming that Soludo said Obi invested $20 million in SABMiller Plc, now AB InBev, on behalf of the state and that the investment is now worth $100 million.
The claim was said to be false.
Meanwhile, over the past few days, the claim remerged on social media platforms, including one on a Facebook page titled, ‘Lamentations of A Bishop’, that Obi’s $20 million investment in Anambra has increased to $100 million.
Commenting on the post, Soludo maintained that he never made such a statement.
“Where did you read or hear me make such a false statement? This fake news has been roundly debunked by my team.
“We can always carry on with campaigning for our preferred candidates without consciously misleading the reading public.
This report is false and never emanated from me. Thank you,” the governor wrote.”