Don’t hide your incompetence under the so-called 7 Billion Naira demand, Obi tells Obiano

www.odogwublog.com reports that the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi yesterday advised his successor, Chief Willie Obiano to focus on telling the people of Anambra State what he has done for them in almost four years, rather than using the non-existent demand for 7 Billion as an excuse to hide his gross incompetence.

 He was reacting to the statement credited to Obiano yesterday to the effect that Obi demanded 7 Billion Naira from him.


Responding through his Special Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, in a statement made available to the press, the former Governor said that now is campaign time and that rather than tell the people of the State what he has done for them, he is busy sponsoring people on different media to say he demanded 7 billion from him, which was entirely false.

 The statement added that now he has even on his own false world accepted that he did not give the 7 billion Naira to anybody, that he should go ahead and tell Anambra people what he used their money to do, bearing in mind that major projects in the state such as roads, Awka and Nnewi malls as well as Onitsha and Agulu Hotels, among others remain abandoned.


“We know the Governor has many questions to answer and cannot run away from them through blackmail. For instance, on the issue of the 75 Billion Naira Obi left for him, he tried to deny it by saying he met ‘near cash’, we went on and published the banks and account numbers where the money were and the bank certified statement of accounts, but they tactically kept quiet. To refresh our minds,  Obi left  N2,139,951,400 Billion  in First Bank  (Acc no. 2018779464) for Oko erosion; N4,909,576,925.98 Billion in Sure-P Diamond account (0026290200);  1,782,568,032 Billion in UBEC 1 Diamond  account(0023484282); N2,101,864,766 Billion Ubec 2 Diamond Account (0031151473); over 4 Billion Naira in many MDG accounts one of which was the N3,048,355,196 Billion  in Fidelity Bank(5030047097); over 35 Billion Naira cash (set aside funds added) in all the banks.

Obi also left 156 Million Dollars in Fidelity Bank ($56 Million  Dollars) ; Diamond Bank ($50 Million  Dollars); and Access Bank ($50 Million  Dollars).


If  left as Anambra’s Future Growth Funds as conceived by Obi, the money with interest and accruals  would have been about 200 Billion Naira, but Gov. Obiano has sold all of them. In fact, it was one of the disagreements about the sale that led Mr. Oseloka Obaze to resign.  Obiano should be busy telling us the status of these moneys rather than his current blackmail.”

The statement further said: “Now is also the time for Obiano to justify before Anambra people why he takes 1.2 Billion Naira as security votes, which is biggest  in Nigeria relative to income.” The statement said that what was curious was that within his first 6 months in office, he vired  all the money in MDG account, with which schools and hospitals get monetary and development support to his security vote.


The statement further said that now was the time for Obiano to clear so many lies his administration has been dishing out to the people of the State, with the phantom 5 Million Dollars ugu export as an example. “As a seasonal vegetable, at least ugu would be exported once every year,  but now, going to two years, we do not hear about it again.  He recently told us that Anambra got the order to export 10 million tubers of yam, maybe he did not even realize that over 80% of yam consumed in Anambra State come from Benue and Taraba States. He also said that Anambra is now producing over 200 metric tons of rice, when even Stines company source rice from Ebonyi State.’’


Concluding, the stamen said there were legion reasons why he does not merit a second term, some of which, the statement said, included the signing of over 100 MoUs that are not functional, the claim that he attracted 7.5 Billion Dollars investment to Anambra State, the concentration of  90% of his few development projects in his town, saying that rather than develop Awka, he only built three falling and cracking flyovers and evacuated 50% of the power meant for the capital to his Aguleri town, which now enjoys 24 hours power supply as well as the relocation of the  on-going stadium project  in Awka to his Aguleri town.
Don’t hide your incompetence under the so-called 7 Billion Naira demand, Obi tells Obiano Don’t hide your incompetence under the so-called 7 Billion Naira demand, Obi tells Obiano Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, September 25, 2017 Rating: 5

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