Christian Aburime, press secretary of Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra state has said claims of his principal being disowned by his son, Ozonna, over comments he made about Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is simply the handiwork of mischief makers who are trying to blackmail him.
Soludo ignited controversy after releasing his article titled 'History beckons and I will not be silent'. He had claimed that Peter Obi won't win the 2023 presidential election and might not even come third.
Ozonna who reacted to his father's comment had said that he believes Peter Obi is the best candidate in the 2023 presidential election.
Reacting to the controversy that trailed the article, Aburime stated that his principal had the right to his opinion and has no regret expressing it.
"The governor is not feeling any way threatened even as the article has triggered series of backlashes, threats and criticisms. What the people should realise is that the governor only expressed his opinion, which is guaranteed by the constitution of the country and that opinion should not warrant threats or abuses.
"The governor's son, Ozonna, did not disown what the father said. The trending article purportedly claiming that the son disowned what his father said did not emanate from Soludo's son; it is simply the handiwork of mischief makers in order to blackmail the governor.
"It is not true that 'unknown gunmen' are threatening the governor to resign or be impeached. That report is false. Anambra people are behind Soludo and they are happy with what he is doing in the state.
"Nigerians all over the world are free to visit Anambra to see what the governor is doing. There is now law and order; all those impunity that used to be there before are no longer there.
"Soludo has no regret whatsoever because all he said has been said before and he should not be insulted for expressing his opinion."