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”Poverty more than doubled under Peter Obi” – Soludo

Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has said that he has verifiable statistics which states that poverty in Anambra State “more than doubled” under Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 election.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the governor made the comments in a lengthy write-up personally authored, with the title, “History Beckons, and I Will Not Be Silent (Part 1).”

According to Governor Soludo, “more than 50%” of Anambra people lived in poverty during the administration of Obi. Obi served as governor of Anambra from March to November 2006, February to May 2007, and from June 2007 to March 2014.

“According to National Bureau of Statistics, poverty in Anambra actually grew (from less than 25% in 2005) to about 53% under Peter Obi in 2010/2011 but fell under Willie Obiano to 14.78% in 2020,” Soludo wrote.

“Yes, poverty more than doubled under Peter Obi and more than 50% of Ndi Anambra were in poverty under him. Go and verify! I am Governor, and sitting on privileged information which I will not want to use against a political opponent.

“But on matters of facts, I will always state same as is.”

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