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FW: On Peter Obi’s frozen account

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

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This article is part of our #FirstWord series to provide context on trending news

On Saturday, December 8th, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) accused the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government of freezing the accounts of its vice-presidential candidate, Peter Obi. According to the PDP, this came after harassment of Mr. Obi’s family members by the members of the APC.

In a statement released by the national publicity secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party claimed that Peter Obi’s reputation has been on the line since he got nominated for the vice-presidency.

“The Buhari Presidency is intimidated by Peter Obi’s resume, particularly his general acceptance as an epitome of fiscal responsibility, frugality, and transparency in governance. Otherwise, why is the Presidency on a wild goose chase in investigating Peter Obi, who left office as Governor of Anambra State five years ago, with a nationally acclaimed clean record, intact reputation for frugality, transparency, zero tolerance for corruption and leaving behind a huge savings of N75bn in cash and investments, without owing any salaries, pensions, gratuities or even contractors for contracts executed?”  - Kola Ologbondiyan

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