The Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo, has denied taking a bribe to publicly criticize the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
According to him, he would have become a trillionaire if he indeed accepted the bribe.
Last week, Soludo wrote a lengthy essay, in which he claimed Obi would never emerge the president of Nigeria.
He also claimed that Obi’s investment in Anambra is now worth close to nothing.
Obi, in response, claimed he was a trader while Soludo was a professor and should do better in the state.
However, Soludo and Obi met at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Thursday during the Thanksgiving mass conducted for Most Rev. Paulinus C. Ezeokafor.
The two men were seen embracing each other while exchanging pleasantries.
Soludo insisted there was no rift between him and Obi, only political differences.
“There is no rift between Obi and me at a personal level. Nobody snatched each other’s wife. What appears to be the rift between us is fundamental political differences. Nothing else.
“So 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. If Soludo is into bribery, I would have been a multi-trillionaire now,” Soludo explained.