Shettima Tackles Peter Obi Over Wike's N15.5bn Proposal

Shettima Tackles Peter Obi Over Wike's N15.5bn Proposal

  • Kashim Shettima, the vice president of Nigeria, has knocked Peter Obi of the Labour Party over the proposed N15.5 billion budget for the renovation of the VP’s residence
  • The FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, made the proposal to complete the residence of the VP, a project reportedly started by the administration of Goodluck Jonathan
  • Obi, in his criticism, described the project as a waste of resources in the current harsh economy of the country while alleging that over 1400 delegates were sponsored to Dubai

Aso Rock, Abuja - Vice President Kashim Shettima has taken a swipe at Peter Obi, the flagbearer of the Labour Party in the February 25 presidential election, over his criticism of the proposed N15.5 billion budget for the renovation of the former's residence.

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Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), made the proposal as part of the 2024 budget to complete the abandoned project, which, according to Shettima, was started by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Leadership reported.

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Shettima faults Peter Obi's comment on proposal to complete VP's residence Photo Credit: Kashim Shettima, Peter Obi
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Peter Obi condemns Wike's N15.5 billion to complete VP's residence

Peter Obi, however, faulted the move, citing the harsh economic realities in the country.

The former governor also criticised the presidency for sponsoring over 1,400 delegates for the climate change summit in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

But in his reaction to the Labour Party candidate's criticism, Stanley Nkwocha, the spokesperson of the vice president, accused Obi of "unhealthy post-election trauma."

He also alleged that the former governor of Anambra state was trying to undermine President Bola Tinubu's administration.

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According to Nkwocha, Obi's comment is a "self-aggrandisement" and "political opportunism."

Presidency knocks Peter Obi for criticising Tinubu's administration

The presidency also claimed Obi is trying to bring down the reputation of the current administration of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

His statement reads in part:

“For good 24 hours, Obi danced naked in the public square, trying to curry the attention of those who care to listen to his falsehood and warped opinions about waste."

Peter Obi's running mate brother, 17 others Tinubu appointed for Shettima earlier reported that President Tinubu has approved the appointment of 18 aides to the office of the vice president

According to a statement from the office of the vice president, the appointments are to actualise the agenda of the federal government across all sector

Vice President Shettima disclosed that the appointments included six special advisers and 12 senior special assistants.


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