Charles Soludo, the governor of Anambra, has denied a claim that Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, invested in the state and made money for it.
Between 2006 and 2014, Obi was governor of the state of Anambra three times. This was because he was impeached and it was hard to schedule elections.
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In May, posts on social media said that Soludo said that Obi invested $20 million of the state’s money in SABMiller Plc, which is now called AB InBev, and that the investment is now worth $100 million.
In the past few days, the claim that Obi’s $20 million investment in Anambra has grown to $100 million has come up again on social media sites, such as on a Facebook page called “Lamentations of a Bishop.”
Soludo said about the post that he had never said something like that.
“Where did you see or hear me say something that wasn’t true? My team has shown that this fake news is not true. We can always keep campaigning for the candidates we like, and we don’t have to lie to the public on purpose. This story isn’t true and didn’t come from me. “Thank you,” wrote the governor.