- Earlier, Adams Oshiomhole, says Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), could not fix insecurity in Anambra while he was governor
- However, Oshiomhole said Obi cannot convince Nigerians that he will address the country’s security challenges because he did not do that as governor of Anambra
- Reacting, Obi described Oshiomhole as a liar while noting that the records were clear on what he did regarding security in Anambra state
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP), Peter Obi, has said that the former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, lied about security in Anambra state during his (Obi’s) tenure.
Speaking at the Youth Conference of APC, Oshiomhole said it was Obi’s successor makes a series of allegations against Obi.
The former national chairman of the APC disclosed that started demolishing houses of kidnappers in Anambra state. Oshiomhole also said that it was Obi that brought the Bakassi Boys into the state.
Peter Obi reacts
Replying through his media adviser, Valentine Obienyem, Obi stated that the records were clear over who did what on security in Anambra state, Vanguard reported.
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Obienyem noted further that Oshoimhole’s motivations were mischievous and biased.
“It is a pity that a former governor, who ought to be informed, would credit the bringing into the state of Bakassi boys to Mr. Peter Obi, when elementary enquiry would have shown any genuine seeker that it was under Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju, which was even before Sen. Chris Ngige, that Bakassi people operated in Anambra State.”
Nigerians took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the development.
Good Andre Chef wrote
"Even Tinubu's newspaper reported that Anambra State was the best in the nation for five years as said by Abubakar Mohammed in Awka!"
Onda Prince James Otumala said
"APC and PDP are looking for a Posible way to discredit Peter Obi but ,they always end up putting themselves in shame and pity."
William Speaks urged
"Why are we disturbing ourselves. Ishiomole that can't manage common APC chairman is the one talking."
Vincent O Vinotex noted
"No single bank was robbed in Anambra state in Obi's 8years as a Governor."
Ajuzie Eric stated
"It was H.E Peter Obi the demolished the kidnapper house then."
Victor Wonderboy maintained
"We all know he lied. Your track record is overwhelming and we are solidly behind you."
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