I Left N75bn In The Office, Therefore I Can’t Demand For N7bn Bribe _ Peter Obi.
I Can’t Demand For N7bn Bribe.
As a governor of the State, I left N75bn in the office, therefore I can’t demand for N7bn bribe. Former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi, has debunked claims that he asked the sum of N7bn for installing the state governor, Willie Obiano.
He wondered how he could have left N75bn for the governor and turn around to ask him to give him N7bn out of it. The former governor said since he left office about seven years ago, he has not received anything from the state government as entitlement or gift.
Obi spoke during an interactive/stakeholders’ meeting of the Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party held in Awka, the state capital on Wednesday. He said, “Since I left Anambra State government seven years ago, I have not been given anything, not even a sachet of water by the state government. I still go about my duties, giving donations to schools.
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“Not even a letter of commendation or even a Christmas or birthday card has been given to me by the state government. I am, however, not bothered because that is not why I am in politics. I am in politics to contribute to the growth of the country. “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, I Can’t Demand For N7bn Bribe.
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. My interest in politics is for the right people to be elected, so that our society will be good.”
I Can’t Demand For N7bn Bribe, formal Governor defends his integrity, is he right?