Who Installed Governor Obiano? Truth Springs up as Peter Obi Speaks on Receiving N7bn Bribe

Who Installed Governor Obiano? Truth Springs up as Peter Obi Speaks on Receiving N7bn Bribe

- Allegations have been made that Peter Obi brought Governor Willie Obiano into office

- Those peddling such reports also claimed the former governor got N7bn as his reward

- However, Obi has outrightly denied the story, insisting that he is in politics not for selfish reasons but with a mind of serving his people

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Peter Obi, a former vice presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, has reacted to claims that he was responsible for installing Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra and collecting the sum of N7 billion in return.

Obi who was himself a former governor of Anambra denied the allegation, adding that he could not have demanded the sum after leaving not less than N75 billion in the state's treasury, Punch reports.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s vice presidential candidate said he joined politics not to enrich himself but to bring growth to the state in particular and Nigeria in general.

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Who Installed Governor Obiano? Truths Spring up as Peter Obi Speaks on Receiving N7b Bribe
Peter Obi said he did not collect any money from Governor Obiano, contrary to what was claimed (Photo: @PeterObi, @WillieMObiano)
Source: Twitter

In clear terms, Obi noted that since he left office nothing has been given to him as a gift, not even a Christmas greeting card.

Obi revealed that he always tells persons who intend to give him gifts to send such to the needy around them.

His words:

“Go and ask anybody, I don’t collect gifts to do favour to people. If you have gift for me, please give it to the needy around you. All the people I have helped to win election, I have never asked for anything in return.
“That is why I feel pained that somebody could say I demanded N7 billion for putting a governor in office. How can you leave N75bn for someone and turn around to tell him to give you N7bn out of it? That does not make sense."

As This Day reported, Obi said he is yet to get his entitlements from the state government since he left office.

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Meanwhile, ahead of the elections in Anambra state, the PDP started the sale of governorship nomination forms for aspirants seeking to contest on its platform.

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The party on Monday, March 15, announced that it had commenced the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms for the 2021 gubernatorial poll at the PDP national secretariat, Abuja.

Source: Legit.ng

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