The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has had reports linking him to some drug dealers in South Africa resurfaced on the internet as his integrity is once again under intense scrutiny.
It will be recalled that running on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2019 as a running mate to former vice-president and PDP’s standard bearer, Atiku Abubakar, allegations of Obi hobnobbing with drug dealers in South Africa broke the internet.
Ex-APC spokesperson, Yekini Nabena accused the former Anambra State governor of resorting to drug dealers money to fund his presidential campaign with Atiku.
He revealed that such was not the first time Obi was having a relation with drug dealers as during Obi’s undergraduate days at the University of Nigeria, he was involved indirectly and directly with drug dealers.
He said, “Several sources have revealed how the PDP and Atiku/Obi can no longer run big rallies for lack of funding but had to contact some drug dealers in South Africa for help.”
“Those who knew Peter Obi will attest to the fact that he has been accused of involving in drug dealing directly or indirectly since his days as an undergraduate at the University of Nigeria.
“Obi should explain his relationship with former Military Administrator, Governor Ibim Princewill and Col. Ernest Kizito Attah of Cross River state.”
The Bayelsa-born APC chieftain also revealed that as contrary to the make-believe Obi put up as a corrupt-free politician, his hands have been soiled with embezzlement of public funds.
Nebena noted how the former governor collected N470million as security vote and yet Anambra State was among the states that were highly insecure in the country in his tenure.
He said, “Given the level of insecurity in Anambra state , ‘Saint’ Peter Obi should explain how he expended his security vote since it is on record that he collected over N470 million per month as security vote (N220 million from Local Government and N250 million Naira from the state FAAC accounts).”
Another accusation that brings to question the integrity of the Labour Party presidential candidate was unfurled by Nabena when he noted that Obi’s profession for Catholicism was for nothing but political gains.
He said, “Just as Peter Obi professes his Catholicism for political expediency, we ask him to summon the moral courage and explain to Catholic faithful his relationship with the Olumba Olumba Obu (OOO) sect where his wife is a known member.”