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FAKE NEWS: Soludo clears air over Obi’s purported $20m investment in Anambra

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The governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo has debunked reports that an investment made by a former governor of the state, Peter Obi, has increased in multiple folds.

Some reports had claimed that Soludo said Obi — who is now the presidential candidate of the Labour Party — invested $20 million on behalf of Anambra State in SABMiller Group. The investment is said to now worth $100 million.

A Facebook page by the name ‘Lamentations of A Bishop’ recently shared the now-viral statement credited to the present Anambra governor.

“Mr Peter Obi’s $20 million investment in Anambra worth $100 million today – Charles Chukwuma Soludo,” the post read.

Reacting to the claim, Soludo maintained he never made such statement, urging Obi’s supporters to refrain from spreading fake news.

“Where did you read or hear me make such 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 said.

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