The ex-Governor of Anambra State has debunked stories making the round that he said he would use his blood to fight elections in the state.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Valentine Obienyem, the former Governor unequivocally denied making such statements, wondering why people would attribute such to him.
The statement reads in part:
“I read what was reported in the newspapers of today that the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, said he would fight the Anambra State election with the last drop of his blood.
Gosh! It is malicious, ungodly and wickedness of the highest order to ascribe such a language to Mr. Peter Obi. I mean, the language is antithetical to everything Mr. Peter Obi stands for.”
Continuing, Obienyem said he was at the meeting where the statement purportedly made and wondered why somebody should put such wicked words in the mouth of others.
“I was there at the meeting; Mr. Peter Obi never used such words, never. Those were words he cannot even use in his dreams!
We do not know where the reporter got that news from. For the sake of clarification, Obi said that we would fight the election the way the PDP has never done before and that it would be the first time PDP did one primary and that the PDP must reconcile now and go to the election as a united family.
Emphasising the need for reconciliation, he said that the word was reconciliation, reconciliation, and reconciliation.”
Obienyem added that Obi who spoke against blackmail as has been chosen by some people who had been reeling out false news such as visit to the shrine, among others, also emphasised that the election will be run on projects, by the person there now telling Anambra people what he has done for them and those seeking to replace him saying what they would do.
Concluding, Obienyem said:
“Obi simply said that he was now a member of the PDP and that he would work aggressively to ensure the success of his party, which is the position of all party members working for the successes of their respective parties.
Obi was the Governor of Anambra for eight years and within those years, as now, he worked passionately for the growth and development of Anambra State.
He has continued to desist from anything, be it act or utterances, that will be injurious to the State in any form and he will continue to do so.”