A former Special Assistant to former Anambra State governor, Mr Peter Obi, on Inter-party affairs, Benji Obi, has faulted the claims by his former boss that he ran a financially prudent administration during his tenure, saying that the former governor’s independence day speech on the Platform was not the true reflection of what happened.
But reacting to some of the claims through a phone interview with some journalists in Abuja on Friday, Benji Obi, asked his former boss “who built the first Helipad at the government house in Anambra for his personal use”
The former governor who was a guest at the popular Platform recently told his audience how he ran Anambra state successfully and left a huge amount of money for the incumbent governor.
He said: “Peter Obi used helicopters to travel often while he was the governor – and he usually travels alone or with one trusted aide.
“It was not a secret within the administrative circles in Awka. When he went to the burial of his wife’s sister, he flew in a helicopter. He took off from the government house.”
Benji Obi, close kinsman who served Peter Obi’s administration from the inception revealed that his former boss told a fable on the platform when he claimed to have ran a financially prudent administration.
“Peter Obi increased the money for his private kitchen at the government House to N2million monthly and increased the feeding for the Police officers attached to him to N7million monthly but he pocketed the money.
He alleged that his former boss was not entirely true when he said he stopped the buffet-styled dinner being served at the Government House.
“What he did was to sack all the previous cooks and butlers and employed over 30 cooks/butlers/Stewart from Akwa Ibom and expanded the kitchen budget. The bills are still there. It is verifiable. The Akwa Ibom cooks and Stewarts were over 20, who were they cooking for? Buffet is always there.”
“Peter Obi should be careful the way he opens his mouth because we can expose him to the public enough to put him behind bars. Obiano does not want to probe him, so he should shut up.
“We have information that he is lobbying to avoid being probed. What he does not know is that President Buhari is a no nonsense person. He does not take kindly to hypocrites and corruption.”
According to Benji Obi, Governor Willie Obiano has asked Chief Peter Obi for forgiveness for any offense known and unknown to him.