Did Soludo Say Peter Obi’s $20m Investment Is Now Worth $100m?

By Oluwaseye Ogunsanya

Claim
A Facebook page, Lamentations of a Bishop made a post claiming that the Anambra State governor Mr. Charles Soludo, said that Mr. Peter Obi’s $20 million investment in Anambra is worth $100 million today.

Full Text
A Facebook page, Lamentations of a Bishop made a post claiming that the Anambra State governor Mr. Charles Soludo, said that Mr. Peter Obi’s $20 million investment in Anambra is worth $100 million today.

Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 presidential election.

He is a successful businessman whose presidential ambition has gained wide acceptance among Nigerian youths on social media.

In May, there were posts on social media claiming that Soludo said Obi invested $20 million in SABMiller Plc, now AB InBev, on behalf of the state and that the investment is now worth $100 million, the claim was debunked by the chief press secretary to Soludo, Christian Aburime in a factcheck done by TheCable here

“The above news trending online in some social media handles, alleging that Anambra state governor, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo announced today; 29-04-2022, that the 20 million dollars which former governor of Anambra state, Mr Peter Obi invested on behalf of Anambra state in Sabmiller Group is now worth 100 million dollars,” he said.

“The writer further claimed that from today; 29-04-2022, Anambra State now owns the highest share in the global company. This is to notify the public that the statement allegedly credited to Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo is completely false. The governor never made or issued any statement to that effect.

“It is untrue and should be completely disregarded.”

Verdict
The claim is false, Governor Soludo debunked the claim in the comment section with his verified Facebook page.

Verification
Checks by FactCheckElection revealed that the governor didn’t make such statement.

The governor himself went on to debunk the claim in the comment section of the post with his verified Facebook page Charles Chukwuma Soludo.

His reply reads: “Where did you read or hear me make such comments. This Fake News has been roundly debunked by my team. We can always carry on with the campaign for our preferred candidates without consciously misleading the reading public. The report is false and never emanated from me,”.

Similarly, the page has admitted wrongdoing here and here but the post is yet to deleted.

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