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Adams Oshiomole says Peter Obi not Frugal
The former governor of Edo State who also doubled to be the erstwhile All Progressive Congress party National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, has accused the former Governor of Anambra State, and presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, as one with extravagant lifestyle.
Oshiomole who had formerly had it tough with his party said Obi is not being a frugal and yet continually pose himself as a moderate individual in the eyes of the public.
The erstwhile chairman of APC said while speaking during his campaign at ward 1, Agenebode, Etsako East LGA of Edo state, stated that many people believed that Peter Obi is a man who has two shoes and one watch.
He allegedly said that Peter Obi is not a man who avoids unnecessary expenditures as he has claimed. To back up his claims, he stated that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has already made it known in one of his projects’ inauguration in Port-Harcourt that Peter Obi has more luxury in his house than him in his residence.
Oshiomole argued that Peter Obi is hiding his wealth to get pity votes from average Nigerians.
Meanwhile, Peter Obi has constantly been accused of a guilty charge of offshore business haven. In a report, published by International Centre for Investigative Journalism, and titled “Pandora Papers”, Peter Obi has been listed among many other top personalities in the world having illegal businesses offshore.
The report scribbled that the content of the business later re-registered with one of his children’s name, was uncertain.
Peter Obi has also been accused of not being completely truthful and transparent while sitting as the incumbent governor of Anambra State. He was said to have not faithfully declared all his assets, owned in Bristish Island and many other places in abroad. The report legibly published by the Premium Times was later captured in the ICIJ pandora papers reporting.