Former Governor of Anambra and a former Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi has made some strong revelations about a series of events after his exit from office.
Peter Obi while speaking at interface session with some state officials of the PDP said he was yet to receive his benefits as a former Governor of the state who left office over seven years ago.
In his words:
Since I left Anambra State Government seven years ago, I have not been given anything, not even a sachet of water by this government. I still go about my duties, giving donations to schools.
Not even a letter of commendation or even a Christmas or birthday wishes. However, I’m not bothered because that is not why I’m in politics. I’m in politics to contribute to the growth of the country.
Go and ask anybody, I don’t collect gifts. If you have gift for me, please give it to a needy person around you. All the people I have helped to win election, I have never asked for anything in return.
Petr Obi also expressed disappointment at the reports that he at any time had requested for a bribe of 7 billion naira to install his successor Wili Obiano as governor, adding that it was a laughable report because he(peter Obi) left over 75 billion naira in the state coffers before his exit from office.
That is why I feel pained that somebody could say I demanded for N7 billion for putting the governor in office. How can you leave N75 billion for someone and turn around to tell him to give you N7billion out of it? That cannot happen. My interest in politics is for the right people to be elected, so that our society will be good.
The meeting was organized to host party leaders at the Local Government level, building up to the upcoming governorship elections in the state.
Peter Obi admonished party delegates to be careful in picking a candidate to fly the party’s flag in the coming governorship elections in the state.
The speculations that Peter Obi may be in a feud with his god-son Willie Obiano may be gaining more grounds with the recent statements from the former governor of the state.
It will be recalled that Willie Obiano succeeded Peter Obi in 2014.