The Special Adviser to Mr. Peter Obi on Media, Mr. Valentine Obienyem has debunked as fabrication by those he called “shameless and mindless ingrates”, the news circulating on social media platforms saying that the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has fallen off with the PDP and its leaders due to mismanagement of campaign funds.
In a release made available to the press today, Obienyem notes that two versions of the fake news signed by different persons suggest that the writers were either confused or out of their wits. He however said that one thing was certain – the source of the fake news.
Further, Obienyem said he was always happy each time he saw such a fabrication, because, according to him, it was usually sure evidence that after another rounds of research and going through the books they found nothing on Obi and resorted to their penchant to manufacture what did not and probably would never exist.
Recalling how most of those were involved in campaigns at different times were either questioned or detained by anti corruption agencies, Obienyem said that because of Obi’s known principles in the management of public funds, that he was neither invited nor questioned at any time.
Obienyem said that those who had followed Obi since his foray into public life, would have noticed the discomfort among some people that Obi has always proved to be a different politician. “Being human”, Obienyem said, they pray and fast that Obi should sin a little even out of respect for the frailty of human nature. Now that it is clear to them that Obi is beyond reproach, they should look elsewhere, towards another strategy and not on the direction of financial impropriety.”
Meanwhile, Obienyem said that contrary to what they wrote on Edo Campaign, that Obi had actually been to Edo three times on campaign, including today as could be seen from the attached pictures, where he parried fraternally with the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secundus who was reported to have declared him persona non grata.