Peter Obi, former Anambra state governor has vowed to fight to stop the re-election of Governor Willie Obiano with the last drop of his blood, Punch reports.
Obi made his comments while speaking in Awka, the state capital, at a stakeholders’ meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, September 13.
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NAIJ.com gathers that the former governor expressed disappointment over what he described as the cluelessness of his successor.
He stated: “I will fight in this election aggressively. I will fight with the last drop of my blood. I will fight to win this election the way the PDP has not won any election before.”
“That confusion must end. We must win the November 18 poll; nothing can stop us from doing that. It’s a fight I must win for the PDP. “I’ll be in Anambra State all through from today (Wednesday), to accomplish this goal. In 2002/2003, I contested against an incumbent governor and defeated him; so there is nothing strange to me in defeating an incumbent governor. “If all the money I kept for this (Obiano’s) government, both in dollar and naira were properly utilised and our legacies sustained, Anambra will be on top of other states in development by now.”
Expressing frustration that all he labored for during his administration had been squandered by the current state government, Obi stated further: “I’m the beneficiary of the PDP confusion when I was governor on the platform of APGA. Today, I’m 100 per cent in the PDP.
In response however, Oliver Okpala, the media aide to Governor Obiano, described Obi as a fraud.
“Thus, he happily handed over to Obiano and Obiano had proved to the people of the state what Obi said about him by his performance that everybody is testifying to. So, what is Obi saying? “There is no amount of lies Obi will tell about Obiano that will make the people to change their minds about the November 18 poll; they are all for Obiano.” PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app
He stated: “Obi cannot speak from both sides of his mouth. In 2013, he introduced Obiano to the people of the state and said he (Obiano) had the best managerial acumen and political sagacity to take over from him.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state denied ever meeting N75 billion in the coffers of the state government after his predecessor Peter Obi claimed he did so.
The secretary to the state government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, denied Obi’s claim and revealed the real figures left by the previous government in the state’s coffers.
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