Governor of Anambra State, Professor Charles Soludo, has said that rather than adopt deceit, ‘which most Nigerian politicians are known for’, “I would leave public office”.
Soludo made this disclosure in a post, on Monday, titled: ‘History Beckons and I will not be Silent’.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) vowed to be honest with his thoughts.
“I am not an Angel but rather than knowingly repeat the same deceitful character that politicians are known for, I would leave public office. It is a vow I made to my God and to my family.
“Only God knows how many days I will be on this seat but whether I am on it or not I will always say it as it is— knowing fully the suicidal consequences of telling the truth in a political arena, especially in a country where lying and deceit by politicians have become culture and celebrated as being “smart”,” Soludo said.
Soludo has come under criticism from ‘Obidients’, a sobriquet coined and adopted by followers of Obi to show their support for the 2023 presidential ambition of the 61-year-old.
It followed the governor’s comments during an interview on a national television where he alleged that the investment of the Labour Party presidential flag-bearer in the state government is “worth next to nothing”.