Provide evidence and I’ll drop out of the presidential race- PETER OBI
Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee for president, has denied a pastor’s claim that he paid N2 billion in bribes to some CAN members in order to get their support.
According to DAILY POST, on Sunday, stories of the alleged bribes swept the social media sphere, with some members of the All Progressives Congress, or APC, making fun of Obi.
Festus Keyamo, an APC loyalist, and a spokesperson for the Tinubu Shettima campaign tweeted the accusation on Sunday.
The development came as a result of an alleged letter that Pastor Frank Onwumere purportedly wrote to the CAN President, asking why some churches received the purported N2bn while others were left out.
In a rapid statement issued in response, the head of CAN National, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, stated that the group had not received any funding from the candidate for president.
He swore to track down the petition’s author and respond appropriately.
In an interview with Channels TV on Monday, the former governor of Anambra discussed the situation and said he didn’t even have N2 billion to give anyone.
Insisting that he is prepared to withdraw from the race if the allegation is found to be true, he pressed those making the accusations to provide proof.
“I don’t even have N2 billion, let alone give somebody such money,” he declared. Why do I give them N2 billion? They should be praying for the nation because they are clergymen, and they don’t need money to accomplish it.
“I think the clergymen are also having issues. They want effective government because their supporters are suffering. What justifies my giving them money? They ought to give me money so I can maintain myself and be able to travel around for my campaigns.
“I can confidently state that I have never donated a single Naira to CAN, and if anyone can show that I did, I will cease running.”