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Allow Regional Security System To Function – Peter Obi To FG
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Allow Regional Security System To Function – Peter Obi To FG

The former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ex-Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has asked the Federal Government to allow states to operate their regional security system. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Newsnight, Obi said the move would help curb the myriads of security challenges the country faces. “Allow some region-like state security system to function. The government has to come out genuinely to tackle the issue of security of lives and properties by investing in them,” he said. “I served as a governor and when I found out that we had a security issue, I decided that every community in Anambra State must have their own security outfit funded and supported by the government. “If you go to Anambra State, ever...
APC Slams Peter Obi, Calls Him Ignorant Man Over His Comment On Vaccine Procurement
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APC Slams Peter Obi, Calls Him Ignorant Man Over His Comment On Vaccine Procurement

The attention of APC Mandate Defenders has been drawn to the uninformed remarks made by the former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi concerning the Federal Government's plan to procure vaccines for distribution across the country. The group asserted that Mr. Obi has formed the habit of making himself a cheap hero through peddling of falsehoods, outright misinformation and blame game even when he is alleged to have some skeletons in his cupboards. In a statement released to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday by the group's national publicity secretary, Mr. Ifeanyi Emeka, the group said that Mr. Obi is not the right person to advise the Federal Governemnt over what to do concerning vaccine procurements and distribution because as Governor for eight years, he contributed to the ...
N400bn Too Much For COVID-19 Vaccines, I Can Procure For N150bn – Peter Obi
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N400bn Too Much For COVID-19 Vaccines, I Can Procure For N150bn – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, says Nigeria needs only about N150 billion to procure COVID-19 vaccines. Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said in December 2020 that the federal government needs about N400 billion for COVID-19 vaccines. According to Ehanire, about the sum would be required to vaccinate 70 percent of Nigeria’s over 200 million population, at $8 per person. Commenting on the issue when he featured on ARISE Television on Tuesday, Obi said there are issues of transparency regarding the procurement of vaccines. The ex-governor said Nigeria would not have needed to spend so much in procuring vaccines if its National Vaccine Production Facility was operational. “The issue of vaccine is one that I feel a sense of pain. Nigeria as a country in 1940...
David Nketim-Rex: Treatment Of Gunshot Patients Lawful, Says Peter Obi
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David Nketim-Rex: Treatment Of Gunshot Patients Lawful, Says Peter Obi

Former vice-presidential candidate Peter Obi on Tuesday mourned David Ntekim-Rex who was shot dead by robbers in Jibowu area of Lagos on January 15. According to a tale of the incident narrated on Twitter by Roy Mustang who identified himself as the deceased’s cousin, the 22-year-old was attacked around 8pm while returning home. The incident has generated outrage from the populace, with many calling for improved security. Mr Obi wrote on Twitter that Ntekim-Rex did not deserve to die in such manner. “I am saddened by the killing of innocent and hard-working young Nigerian, David Ntekim Rex, in the hands of armed robbers due to worsening insecurity in our country,” he said. “David, and indeed any other citizen, does not deserve this untimely death because the Compulsory Tre...
Nigeria Must Cut Cost Of Governance To Exit Recession – Peter Obi (Video)
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Nigeria Must Cut Cost Of Governance To Exit Recession – Peter Obi (Video)

Former vice-presidential candidate Peter Obi has given out what can be described as a pathway to economic recovery. Mr Obi, who spoke on Arise TV on Monday, agreed that the recent recession which affected about 40 countries around the world was as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. He however warned that the recession would bite harder on Nigeria because the country already had ‘underlying economic conditions’ ranging from extreme poverty to high unemployment rate, high number of out-of-school children, highest infant mortality rate and soaring incidences drug abuse, among others. Obi explained that unlike the previous recession where Nigeria recklessly borrowed its way out, this present recession demands fiscal discipline for the country to scale through. He argued that th...
EndSARS: Panel To Invite Former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi
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EndSARS: Panel To Invite Former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi

The Anambra State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Extra-Judicial Killings and other Related Matters has said that it would invite Ex-governor, Peter Obi or anyone indicted by petitioners to appear before the panel and also give testimonies. The chairman of the panel, Justice Veronica Umeh was reacting to a petitioner, Chief Bonaventure Mokwe who had linked the former governor, Mr Peter Obi to the operations SARS in the state. Chief Bonaventure Mokwe, owner of Upper-Class Hotel in Onitsha which was demolished in 2003 by the Anambra State government, the owner arrested and tortured by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, over alleged involvement in kidnapping activitiem had filled a five-page petition to the panel and also demanding for a public apology from the st...
#ENDSARS: Leave Peter Obi Out Of Ezu River Corpses, SARS Murdered Them — MASSOB
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#ENDSARS: Leave Peter Obi Out Of Ezu River Corpses, SARS Murdered Them — MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, led by Uchenna Madu, on Sunday, said that the lifeless bodies found at Ezu River in Anambra State, were members of MASSOB. He said they were murdered under the command of a Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, team leader. Madu, speaking through his National Director of Information, Edeson Samuel, disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri, Imo State capital. MASSOB said they decided to come out clearly on the matter due to the misinformation surrounding the incident aimed at distorting the truth. The pro-Biafra group said those bent on twisting the narrative were trying to link former governor of the state, Mr. Peter Obi, to the incident, insisting that neither Obi nor the state government had anything to d...
Peter Obi’s Dollar Investment As Anambra State Governor Now Worth N95bn – Alex Otti
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Peter Obi’s Dollar Investment As Anambra State Governor Now Worth N95bn – Alex Otti

The former Managing Director of Diamond Bank, Dr. Alex Otti, has cleared the air of doubts in the minds of cynics who believe that the N75 billion savings the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, left for the State was a hoax. Otti, in a statement, praised Obi for his financial prudence which enabled him to save up N75 billion in both local and foreign currencies for Anambra State as a governor before leaving office. According to him, the dollar component of the savings is now worth over N95 billion. Otti explained that it was through a high level of managerial ability that Obi was able to achieve a great financial feat ‘in a state that was reputed to have been owing civil servants and pensioners’, by clearing off all debts inherited from his predecessor and still left ...
COVID-19 in control of situation in Nigeria – Peter Obi
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COVID-19 in control of situation in Nigeria – Peter Obi

Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has said that there is a need to do more work in Nigeria as coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the country. Obi said this on Monday in an interview on MONEY LINE with Nancy, which was aired on AIT. He noted that Nigeria is still not in control of the most critical measure of how the virus is spreading, which is testing. According to Obi: “We have not really taken care or control of the [COVID-19] situation in Nigeria as it should be because the most critical measure of how this is spreading we are still not in control of it, which is testing. “For me, the issue of lockdown and relaxing it, we all still have to go through this very serious precaution and follow strict protocols. “Because where South Africa said they are...
Peter Obi Denies Buying N650m Mansion In Enugu
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Peter Obi Denies Buying N650m Mansion In Enugu

Former vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi, has denied reports of buying a N650 million mansion in Enugu. Earlier today, a Twitter user claimed the former Anambra state governor, purchased a mansion in the Coal City state. Taking to Twitter to deny the report, Obi said he doesn’t need a house outside Anambra. He added that he was committed to building hospitals and schools instead of buying himself a house. “Contrary to the reports on social media, I didn’t buy any house in Enugu or elsewhere. I do not need a house outside of Anambra for now, and I am committed to living in my house in Onitsha,” he wrote on Twitter  
Peter Obi Warns Against Using His Name For Fraudulent Acts
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Peter Obi Warns Against Using His Name For Fraudulent Acts

Former Vice Presidential candidate of People’s Democratic Party and former governor of Anambra state, Mr. Peter Obi has warned internet fraudsters to stop using his name, pictures or any representation of his person and brand, to carry out fraudulent acts. He said this through his Special Adviser on media Valentine Obienyem, that several security agencies had been notified “about fraudsters registering Facebook and other social media platform accounts in the name of Mr. Peter Obi” disclosing that such individuals are already being tracked. He said such individuals were criminals who were riding on his reputation calling on the public to ignore such people. He said: “The other day some of the fraudsters were apprehended and on being questioned, disclosed they love using Obi’s n...
It’s Wrong To Relax Lockdown For Religious Reasons – Peter Obi
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It’s Wrong To Relax Lockdown For Religious Reasons – Peter Obi

Former Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi has criticized the government for the relaxation of lockdown orders in different states for Jumat and Easter festivities. In an interview on Arise TV on Friday April 10, the former Governor of Anambra State said the relaxation of lockdown orders for religious reasons is wrong because the coronavirus pandemic is getting out of hand and the country does not have enough resources to manage it. Peter Obi also stated that some states which relaxed the lockdown directives do not have enough ventilators in case the crisis escalates. He said; “It is wrong to relax lockdown because of people going to church. Faith is a thing of the mind. You can worship without going to church,” Obi said. “We hav...
I Did Not Donate N1 Billion To COVID-19 Relief Fund – Peter Obi
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I Did Not Donate N1 Billion To COVID-19 Relief Fund – Peter Obi

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has dismissed social media reports that he donated N1 billion to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief fund. “I have not donated to the fund”, Obi said in a statement issued on Tuesday, by his Media Office and signed by Mr. Valentine Obienyem. Reacting to the list of purported donors to the fund, which has gone viral, in which his name appears as number 33 and a billion Naira indicated as the amount he has allegedly donated, Obi said the issue at hand was so scary and of great importance to the world, especially our dear country to be tainted by any manner of fake news. He implored purveyors of fake news to desist from that. “As a Nigerian, I am deeply worried about the situation in the world esp...
Former APC Presidential Aspirant, Adamu Garba Tackles Peter Obi for Saying Moving in Over 20-car Convoy is ‘Madness’
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Former APC Presidential Aspirant, Adamu Garba Tackles Peter Obi for Saying Moving in Over 20-car Convoy is ‘Madness’

Former Presidential aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adamu Garba has taken a swipe at former Vice-Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Obi for saying "it is madness for public political office holders to move in large convoys." The former Presidential candidate of the APC who wondered what is wrong in moving with 50 cars as long as there is an important business to be attended to, said it is known as labor and inclusive growth in capitalism. Garba described Peter Obi as someone with a "minimalist mindset" and also urged the former Governor of Anambra State to worry more about value delivery than minimalism. He added that Nigeria does not need minimalism at the moment. He tweeted; Peter Obi is back with his minimalist mindset. Wh...
I Used 22-car Convoy As Governor Until I Found Out 13 Were Empty – Peter Obi
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I Used 22-car Convoy As Governor Until I Found Out 13 Were Empty – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, says it is “madness” for public officials to move with a convoy of about 20 cars or more. Obi, a former vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he used to do the same thing until he discovered 13 of the cars in his convoy were empty. He said this in his lecture at the convocation of Veritas University, Abuja, on Saturday. He also said it is irresponsible for people to have about 20 policemen guarding them. Obi said: “You see big people going round with 15 or 20 vehicles and causing confusion all over the place and disturbing public peace and everybody with his own big title. “If I was coming here with 20 policemen, to Nigerians, that shows I am ‘Your Excellency’. That is irresponsibility; it d...
I Live In Fear Everyday- Peter Obi Raises Alarm
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I Live In Fear Everyday- Peter Obi Raises Alarm

Peter Obi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice presidential candidate during the last general poll has stated that he constantly lives in fear over the insecurity in the country. Speaking at the 8th convocation ceremony of Veritas University in Abuja on Saturday, the former governor of Anambra state proffered generation of employments for the masses as the greatest cure for insecurity. “We have to be innovative in politics. We have to get the right people who are prepared to save this country. We are in a bad situation. I am in a bad situation. Anybody who tells you that we are doing well is lying. I live in fear every day. “The insecurity is totally unacceptable. One of the greatest cures for insecurity is to get people employed.”
There’s Nothing more Threatening to Life than Living in Nigeria – Peter Obi
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There’s Nothing more Threatening to Life than Living in Nigeria – Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential Candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Peter Obi has described Nigeria as the biggest threat to one's life. In an interview with ThisDay, Peter Obi who was asked if he has faced a near-death experience said; “What is more threatening to someone than living in Nigeria? We live under constant threats here.” Recounting how he got into business, the former Governor said it came to him naturally as he disclosed that he was born with a "silver spoon" before the civil war took it from them after his father's death. Obi said; “There was a silver spoon when my father was alive and doing well but the civil war came and took both the silver and the spoon – leaving my mother and us toiling to meet...
Life Not about Owning Billions of Naira, but about What You Did to Add Value – Peter Obi
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Life Not about Owning Billions of Naira, but about What You Did to Add Value – Peter Obi

He is almost an eccentric in response to questions and keeps popping up obscure but reasonable angles that make you feel not having given enough consideration to every topic. However, you cannot fault the simplicity and demystifying ordinariness he brings to the environment. What are your recollections of your childhood up to your teens? To the best of my recollection, I was a normal child, born in Waterside, Onitsha. I obtained my primary education at Ave Maria School, Onitsha and a school in Anam, where an Aunt was the head-mistress. For my secondary education, I attended Christ the King College (CKC) also in Onitsha. About two years after leaving CKC, I went to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) for my degree programme. From my primary school days, I have been in business –...
Obasanjo And Peter Obi Condole With Obi Ezeude, CEO Of Beloxxi
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Obasanjo And Peter Obi Condole With Obi Ezeude, CEO Of Beloxxi

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and PDP Vice Presidential candidate/former Anambra state Governor, Peter Obi and other dignitaries on Sunday December 29 paid a condolence visit to the family of Industrialist and Chief Executive of Beloxxi Industries Limited, Obi Ezeude at Uke Community in Anambra State over the death of his eldest brother, Engr Emmanuel IK Ezeude. Photos: Obi Ezeude/Beloxxi
In Nigeria, Nobody Tells You The Truth When You Are In Power – Peter Obi
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In Nigeria, Nobody Tells You The Truth When You Are In Power – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 presidential election, says people in power do not get told the truth. Obi spoke on Friday as a guest speaker at the first convocation of Chrisland University, Abeokuta. Speaking on ‘Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship: A critical intersection for economic development in Africa’, Obi said the challenges besetting the country are many. He noted that the failure of the leaders to invest in education and entrepreneurship led the country to its present economic state. He blamed the leaders for their roles in promoting corruption. “The truth is that in Nigeria, the problem is over 75%. The country has been criminalised. Quote me, I am talking from experience of somebody who had served, I...
Focus On Your Duty, Stop The Mischief – Peter Obi To Ngige
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Focus On Your Duty, Stop The Mischief – Peter Obi To Ngige

Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Peter Obi, has advised the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, to focus his energy on making Nigeria work, rather than engaging in mischief. Mr Obi spoke through his media adviser, Valentine Obienyem, in a statement on Sunday. Mr Obienyem was reacting to statements made by Ngige that he was ashamed of the quality of roads constructed by his successors in Anambra, including Obi. “What is most condemnable in Ngige’s attacks are the lies he tells just to bring Obi down,” Obienyem said. “How could he mention roads such as Abatete-Nteje-Aguleri-Otuocha road and Igboukwu-Ezenifite-Umunze, Iseeke roads and deliberately forgot that Obi did greater portions of those roads?” Obieny...
Why Nigerians are being Killed in South Africa – Peter Obi
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Why Nigerians are being Killed in South Africa – Peter Obi

Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23 presidential election, Peter Obi has condemned the incessant killings in Nigerians. He however noted that the targeting of Nigerians by the killers “has a lot to do with the way and manner we as a nation value and treat our own people”. “When we criminalize our people all the time, you don’t expect to get the desired respect and valuing from other people. “For Ghanaians to be listed among nationals that can enter South Africa without visa while Nigerians are being subjected to such extreme humiliation and killings, should tell a lot about how the global community regards us.” Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, Obi said that Nigerians should not be k...
I’m Ready To Lay Down My Life For Nigeria – Peter Obi
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I’m Ready To Lay Down My Life For Nigeria – Peter Obi

The Vice presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi has said he was ready to pursue the party’s mandate to its logical conclusion. Obi, who made the disclosure at the 8th stakeholders meeting of Anambra State chapter of PDP, titled “Repositioning for power and good governance” and held in Awka, said he was ready to lay down his life to ensure that Nigerians are delivered from hardship in the land. “I am ready to lay down my life to ensure that Nigerians are rescued from the hardship inflicted on them by President Muhammadu Buhari- led Government in the country. “I will fight for this mandate till the end. The person who is at helm of affair today ran for fourth time and nobody killed him. So, I am not afraid because when...
Atiku Vs Buhari: PDP Still Confident Of Victory – Peter Obi
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Atiku Vs Buhari: PDP Still Confident Of Victory – Peter Obi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential Candidate in the last election, Mr. Peter Obi, says the party still has the chances of taking over the reigns of power in the country. Obi, who spoke in Awka, Anambra State during the party’s stakeholders meeting, said all hope was not lost as the party had a good case at the tribunal, which was still on. He said, “Election in Nigeria is not easy, after the election, you have to still go to court and queue up, and that is where real money is spent in hiring lawyers, but I must assure you that all hope is not lost, and we are progressing steadily. “The man, who is there now, has contested for four times before he made it, and we are also confident that in no time, the right thing will be done,” Obi said in Igbo language. The f...
Laughter At Election Tribunal As Ngige Taunts Obi Over ‘Server’ Claim
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Laughter At Election Tribunal As Ngige Taunts Obi Over ‘Server’ Claim

The immediate-past Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Friday, stirred many, including some Senior Advocates of Nigeria into laughter at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja. Ngige, who attended  the proceedings of the tribunal for the second time caused the laughter while trying to make a joke out of an alleged server of the Independent National Electoral Commission said to be containing the authentic results of the February 23, 2019, presidential election as claimed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in their petition. Shortly after, the Justice Mohammed Garba-led tribunal of five judges went on break on Friday, Ngige walked up to a group of SANs having a chat within the courtroom. They were ...
Presidential Poll Tribunal: Atiku Tenders Niger, Yobe Results, Says INEC Has Two Different Outcomes In LG
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Presidential Poll Tribunal: Atiku Tenders Niger, Yobe Results, Says INEC Has Two Different Outcomes In LG

According to a report by Punch Metro, the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday opened the trial at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja by tendering the results of the polls in Niger and Yobe states. Atiku and his party had petitioned the tribunal challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Party at the February 23, 2019 election. A renowned constitutional lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze (SAN), made what turned out to be a solidarity appearance at the tribunal on Thursday. Nwabueze arrived the courtroom in a wheelchair, and was wheeled out shortly thereafter. In his remarks before taking his leave, the 87-year-old noted that the generality of Nigerians believed that the presidenti...
Peter Obi Blasts Senator Elisha Abbo For Slapping Nursing Mother Mercilessly
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Peter Obi Blasts Senator Elisha Abbo For Slapping Nursing Mother Mercilessly

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi has lambasted Senator Elisha Abbo for slapping nursing mother. Peter Obi expressed grave concern and disappointment at the poor examples political leaders were bequeathing to Nigerians. Reacting to the trending scandal rocking Senator Abbo, who was caught on camera assaulting a nursing mother at a intimacy gadget shop, Obi said that the attitude of the Senator was very unfitting and shouldn’t have come at all from any civilized person, let alone a Senator of the federation. Obi, in a statement made available to Igbere TV on Wednesday, recalled that this was not the first time Senators were being linked to embarrassing behaviour. In his words, “In the 8th Assembl...
Apologise To Amaechi Now –  Ikwere Youths To Peter Obi
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Apologise To Amaechi Now – Ikwere Youths To Peter Obi

A socio-cultural organization in Rivers State, the Ikwerre Youth Movement, IYM, has called on the 2019 vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi, to apologise to former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. The youths pointed out that if Obi could not condemn former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha’s statement that Igbo presidency does not exist, then he should apologise for attacking Amaechi over a similar comment. The former Minister had said that for Igbo to be successful in their quest for 2023 presidency, they must play national politics. Reacting, Obi said Amaechi lacked political relevance in Rivers, adding that the former Rivers State Governor cannot determine the fortune of the South-East in the 2023 presidential race. Howev...
Atiku Vs Buhari: INEC Must Produce Presidential Election Server – Peter Obi
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Atiku Vs Buhari: INEC Must Produce Presidential Election Server – Peter Obi

Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Mr Peter Obi has expressed confidence over his party’s victory at the tribunal. Obi spoke at a victory thanksgiving service in Atani, Anambra state in honour of Sen. Princess Stella Odua; Hon. Chukwuka Onyema and winners of Anambra state House of Assembly, Hon. Noble Igwe and Hon. Somto Udeze, Ogbaru 1 and Ogbaru 11 constituencies, respectively. Obi reassured that all hope was not lost, insisting that his party would not give up as the court case was still in progress. He, however, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide the server used for the election. “INEC must provide the server they used for the election because they know they used the server for the e...
Why Buhari Is Yet To Form His Cabinet Weeks After Swearing-In –  Peter Obi
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Why Buhari Is Yet To Form His Cabinet Weeks After Swearing-In – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to form his cabinet weeks after been sworn-in for a second term. Mr Buhari, who was re-elected for a second term in office took the oath of office on May 29. He is yet to make any appointment since he began his second and final term as a democratic president. When he was sworn-in for his first term in 2015, the president wasted approximately six months without ministers to help him pilot the affairs of the nation. His delay in forming his cabinet at the time is said to be responsible for the economic recession the financial management of the country went into the following year. Political appointees of the president who worked with him during his first term are still dischargin...
AIT, RayPower FM: Nigeria back to military dictatorship – Peter Obi
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AIT, RayPower FM: Nigeria back to military dictatorship – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, the 2019 vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the suspension of DAAR Communication Plc, owner of AIT and RayPower FM by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC. NBC had on Thursday suspended the license of AIT and RayPower FM until further notice. The Director-General of NBC, Modibbo Kawu, disclosed that the action was taken for failure of the broadcasting stations to abide by the broadcasting code. The offences listed by the NBC included the airing of a presidential election documentary by the AIT, a matter pending before a tribunal, the inability of the company to pay its fees, the use of “divisive and inciting contents from the Social Media” among others. Reacting to the suspension, Obi described the decision of Daa...
Don’t Waste Imo Money, Ignore Chartered Jets – Peter Obi Advises Ihedioha
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Don’t Waste Imo Money, Ignore Chartered Jets – Peter Obi Advises Ihedioha

From former Governor of Anambra state and the PDP Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 General elections, His Excellency Peter Obi, came a warning to new Imo state Governor, His Excellency Emeka Ihedioha. Speaking at a very high profile lecture on May 28 to mark the inauguration of Ihedioha as the governor, Obi, who was the Guest of Honour warned Ihedioha off three things. The first thing, Obi told Ihedioha, is not to imbibe the habit of flying in chartered jets. 99 per cent of Nigerian Governors feel it is beneath them to fly on commercial planes. This costs them millions of Naira. The governors blame it on exigencies of duties. But Obi told Ihedioha to perish the thought, and get on a commercial flight to save money with which to work for Imo people. Obi: "Don't waste ...
You Have Failed – Peter Obi Slams Amaechi Over Igbos Can’t Succeed Buhari Claim
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You Have Failed – Peter Obi Slams Amaechi Over Igbos Can’t Succeed Buhari Claim

Peter Obi, the PDP Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 election, has slammed Rotimi Amaechi over his Igbos can’t succeed Buhari claim. Recall that the former Governor of Rivers State said he would have helped the South East bargain for Igbo presidency, if they had supported Buhari 2019 general election. However Peter Obi who slammed Rotimi Amaechi over his Igbos can’t succeed Buhari claim, recounted how the Minister of Transportation could not deliver his home state to the APC in the Presidential election. Obi who spoke with newsmen at the Rivers Government House in Port Harcourt, mocked Amaechi over the outcome of the general election in Rivers. He said: “He’s is not from South East so he cannot speak for us. He’s not in a position to make such statements. Even he that’s ...
Peter Obi Is Sick, Lands In Hospital
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Peter Obi Is Sick, Lands In Hospital

Former governor of Anambra and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice-Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi is ill. He had on Monday, visited Queen of the Rosary Hospital, Onitsha, where his blood samples were taken to run some tests. He was also admitted for few hours where he received treatments for an undisclosed ailment. Contacted, Obi’s Media Aide, ‎Valentine Obienyem said that his principal has since returned back to work. “He only complained of being a little feverish. Yes, he visited the hospital but has since returned and gone back to work. “Like every human being, he gets sick. But what struck me this afternoon was that one of his friends that visited him, who also learnt that he visited the hospital, argued so vehemently that for a person like him, any sign of discom...
What Tinubu Failed To Tell Buhari – Peter Obi
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What Tinubu Failed To Tell Buhari – Peter Obi

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, has described as gratifying, the recent warning of All Progressives Congress, APC, leader, Bola Ahmad Tinubu, against the removal of Value Added Tax otherwise called VAT. Obi said that Tinubu’s warning which makes economic sense given the situation in the country was at variance with that of his party and goes to underscore the uncoordinated campaign they dished out to Nigerians. Read also: 19-year old Joshua Litza faces 7 years jail term for starving cows The VP candidate said in a statement from his media office on Sunday that the position of the PDP and the presidential candidate which was made loud and clear during the electioneering is that tax mu...
Peter Obi reacts to Bala Mohammed victory over Gov Abubakar
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Peter Obi reacts to Bala Mohammed victory over Gov Abubakar

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has reacted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declaration of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Bala Mohammed as winner of the Bauchi governorship election. Mohammed defeated incumbent Governor Muhammed Abubakar of the All Progressive Congress, (APC). The pending result of Tafawa Balewa was regenerated, collated and announced at the INEC headquarters on Monday night. The collation officer of Tafawa Balewa Local government area, Dr Musa Dahiru of the Federal University Kashere, said that PDP polled 39,225 votes as against 30, 055 votes scored by the APC. With the addition of Tafawa Balewa LGA, Bala Mohammed won with 515,113 votes against 500,625 votes secured by Governor Abubakar. In a t...
Throwback: You And Atiku Will End Up In Shame — Mbaka Tells Peter Obi
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Throwback: You And Atiku Will End Up In Shame — Mbaka Tells Peter Obi

Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi, his running mate, might “end in shame” with the way they are going. The Catholic priest said this after Obi failed to make donations at the ministry’s 2018 harvest and bazaar celebration. Obi attended the programme which held during the weekend alongside other politicians from the south-east. Standing by his side, Mbaka asked him to “stay in front of this children of God and tell God what you will do for Him … or what that means is, you don’t want to do anything for God. This is common deceit.” Obi replied: “Father, what I said is straightforward. You will come and show me the project so that the two of us ...
Kwankwaso Visits Atiku In Abuja After Election Defeat, Peter Obi Present
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Kwankwaso Visits Atiku In Abuja After Election Defeat, Peter Obi Present

Former Kano governor, Senator Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso - in company of Kano State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman Engr. Rabiu Suleman Bichi and Former Chairman Tarauni Local Goverment, Hon. Mukhtar Umar Yarima, paid a courtesy visit to Atiku Abubakar in his Abuja residence today, Wednesday. This happened after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the 2019 presidential election, held on Saturday Feb. 23. Buhari got 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar who had 11,262,978 votes.
Peter Obi Accuses INEC Of Disenfranchising Eight Million South-East Voters
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Peter Obi Accuses INEC Of Disenfranchising Eight Million South-East Voters

The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Peter Obi, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of disenfranchising over eight million eligible voters in the South-East during the February 23 presidential election. He said the election was deliberately programmed to ensure that the zone did not participate fully. Obi made the allegation on Tuesday at a press conference held in Onitsha, Anambra State. He said that out of the 10 million registered voters in the zone, only about 20 per cent were able to cast their votes. He said, “You will recall that on election day, I said the process was clumsy and we also had a major problem with malfunctioning card readers. Most people couldn’t vote as a result. “When over 4,000 card readers got...
Peter Obi Rejects Presidential Results In Anambra
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Peter Obi Rejects Presidential Results In Anambra

Vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Mr Peter Obi, on Tuesday, said the results declared by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from Anambra state was unacceptable to the party. He accused the electoral umpire of disenfranchising over 8 million registered voters in the South East Geo-political Zone in the last general election. Addressing newsmen in his Onitsha residence, Obi further lamented that the election was systematically planned to ensure the zone did not participate fully in the exercise. He argued that only 20% were able to cast their votes out of 10 million registered voters in the area. He said, “You will recall that on the election day I said that the process was clumsy and we also had major problem of card readers and...
Peter Obi Votes With His Beautiful Wife, Says Process Still Clumsy
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Peter Obi Votes With His Beautiful Wife, Says Process Still Clumsy

Peter Obi, the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has voted in his hometown in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra state. After casting his vote, Peter Obi rated the process and said: “I’m trying to do the right thing. I’m not tense. The system is still clumsy for a lot of people. Look at the time it takes for us to be able to go through the process.” The ex-Anambra state governor, however, revealed that it was too early to fault the entire process. ” I have faith in the process but that doesn’t mean it is perfect.” More photos below:
2019 Presidency: Peter Obi Has No Influence In South – Ngige
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2019 Presidency: Peter Obi Has No Influence In South – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said that the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi has no influence in southeast. Dr. Ngige also said that Mr. Obi did not do well as governor of Anambra state when he was the number one citizen of the state. Ngige, who spoke with some journalists at his Abuja residence, also said that, he would battle Obi for votes even in Anambra Central Senatorial district where Obi may have more popularity. He said, contrary to the noise being made by the PDP VP candidate of an over N80 billion left for Obiano, that he was the first governor to bequeath reserves of funds to the successive governors. According to him”…the Vice President of the PDP is former governor Peter Obi my successor in Anambra ...
Lady Wearing Bra Supports For Atiku And Peter Obi
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Lady Wearing Bra Supports For Atiku And Peter Obi

Facebook lady identified as Warri Rebel, has taken to the platform to declare her support for Abubakar Atiku and Obi Peter by displaying her boobs to the #atikuobi2019 movement. The Nigerian lady who dedicated her boobs to the #atikuobi2019 movement, added that this is to ensure that Buhari goes back to Daura in the 2019 election taking place on February 16th. She wrote; I hereby dedicate my breasts to the #atikuobi2019 movement. #Buharimustgobacktoduarafromwhencehecometh 4+0=carry your load and go. See more pictures
Amaechi Challenges Peter Obi to Public Debate
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Amaechi Challenges Peter Obi to Public Debate

Rotimi Amaechi has challenged Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to a public debate. Amaechi who is the director general of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO), said Peter Obi lied about infrastructure and transportation, while fielding questions from Kadaria Ahmed on the presidential town hall-style debate. He made this known while speaking at Kano state on Friday. He said; “I need to address some important issues, I’m addressing Nigerians, not just Kano indigenes; I speak today as a Catholic Christian. I speak with responsibility as a former governor of Rivers state, and former chairman of the governors’ forum. “I have told my friend and my former deputy, his excellency Peter Obi, that the moment you cl...
Rita Edochie Atikulates, Supports Atiku And Peter Obi
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Rita Edochie Atikulates, Supports Atiku And Peter Obi

Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie, has said that whoever thinks voting for Buhari will guarantee Igbo presidency in 2023, that the person is day dreaming. According to her, the fastest bet for Igbo presidency is Atiku/Obi ticket. Rita also gave reasons for this statement. Read as she posted on Instagram below... "PDP POWER! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!! POWER TO THE WOMEN!!! I am ATIKULATED and OBILIGATED. GOD almighty is on the THRONE so let's keep moving PEOPLE. Whoever thinks voting for Buhari will guarantee Igbo presidency in 2023 is a day dreamer for these reasons. In 2015 Tinubu who brought Buhari and made him president is also interested in 2023 presidency. VP Osibanjo is also interested in 2023 presidency and has told his people that the presidency is coming to the South...
Why Atiku Travelled To USA – Obi
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Why Atiku Travelled To USA – Obi

The running mate to Alhaji Abubakar Atiku in next month’s presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, said on Friday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer is not in the USA to prove any point to anyone. Obi told reporters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, that Atiku travelled to Washington DC because it was necessary for him to do so. The former governor of Anambra State expressed surprise at the dust generated by Atiku’s trip. His words: “Though he does over 90% of his consultations at home and among Nigerians, now and then, he has to travel to meet different groups, especially those that will be of assistance in the new Nigerian project.” Obi said that Atiku was pre-occupied on how to create jobs, reduce unemployment in Nigeria, abolish poverty and re-create...