Peter Obi has told Anambra chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, that has no annointed candidate for forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Peter Obi made this claim during an interactive session organized by the Anambra chapter of the PDP for national, state, local government and ward officers of the party, NEWS MAIL reports.
He said, “You must vote for people who have the capacity to win an election. Not all aspirants or candidates can win an election, so you must vote for people who can win an election. You must look well before you vote for people that will fly the flag of the PDP.
“Our primary election will be free, fair and credible. Anything short of it, I’m not involved. I have no favoured aspirant, and let no one tell you they gave me money or anything because it is not true.
“No aspirant has bought me sachet water. In my politics, I don’t believe in anyone giving me anything. I was governor of this state and a lot of you know me. Ask any contractor if they have ever given me anything. That is not the reason I’m in politics. I’m in politics to help gain a better future for Nigeria.”
Peter Obi told his fellow party members that since he left office, Governor Obiano has not given him anything not even a sachet of pure water.
“Since I left Anambra State government seven years ago, I have not been given anything, not even a sachet of water by this government. I still go about my duties, giving donations to schools.
“Not even a letter of commendation or even a Christmas or birthday wish. I’m however not bothered because that is not why I’m in politics. I’m in politics to contribute to the growth of the country.
“Go and ask anybody, I don’t collect gifts. If you have a gift for me, please give it to a needy person around you. All the people I have helped to win an election, I have never asked for anything in return.
“That is why I feel pained that somebody could say I demanded N7 billion for putting the governor in office. How can you leave N75 billion for someone and turn around to tell him to give you N7 billion out of it? That can not happen. My interest in politics is for the right people to be elected so that our society will be good.”