Former National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh has maintained that former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi demanded N7 billion naria from Gov.Willie Obiano.
He said it is not true that Obi spent his personal funds to sponsor the campaign of Obiano’s first term.
Speaking to newsmen in Awka, the Director General of Willie Obiano Governorship Campaign Organization, said he ought to make the clarification to douse the depth of propaganda peddled in the social media over N7 billion said to have been spent by Obi for Obiano in the 2013 governorship election.
Umeh said at that time he was the national chairman of APGA, the party raised funds through fund raising ceremonies in some states and abroad, stating that many people made contributions for Obiano’s election, but Obi who was then Governor of the state never accounted for any of the monies.
He said he has evidence to prove that Obi was demanding money from the governor as money used for his election
Umeh said, “I have even heard Obi on radio say that he sold his property in Abuja to sponsor Obiano, but that is not true. We raised funds in Lagos, Abuja and several cities, and Obi never accounted for them. I was the chairman of the party then, and I know these things.”
Speaking on the N75billion which Obi said he left behind and has been squandered by Obiano, Umeh said the former governor was confused about how much he left behind.
“He had in a different forum said he left N100billion, in some other places he said N75billion, so he is confused about what he left behind. We are not disturbed about this because we know Obi.
“He did it while he was impeached in 2006. We worked hard to get him back to power, and immediately he returned, the first public speech he made was that Etiaba had squandered the N28billion he left behind.
“We tried to stop him from toeing that line, telling him he should be thankful that he has been returned, but he insisted and that became an issue between him and Etiaba for many months. My brother Obi is like that and we know him,” he said.
Umeh said Obiano has proven himself to be a competent governor in just three years and six months, and that he was sure Anambra people would not fail to return him.