- 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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.