Peter Obi’s media aide, Valentine Obienyem, has finally set the records straight after reports surfaced that the former Anambra State Governor purchased houses in London during his time as governor.
The photos of the said apartments began swirling on social media after Obi spoke about owning a personal house in Onitsha. Many people felt he was covering the truth about the breadth of his wealth, and now his media aide has stepped in to clarify that the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) never lied.
“During several media programmes, Mr. Peter Obi said Onitsha was the only place he owned a personal house in Nigeria,” said Obienyem via Daily Post, adding, “In an attempt to discredit him, some people are posting his London houses as the much-awaited evidence that he lied.”
He continued, “First, let it be noted that the issue of having a personal house only in Onitsha is a matter of choice. If his lifestyle supports love for houses, Obi can afford to have houses in the 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).”
Adding, “As for his London houses, it might interest the public to note that he bought his first house in London in 1987. All the houses he owned in London were purchased before he became governor of Anambra State and were all duly declared.”