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How True? Peter Obi Left a Huge Debt of N127bn in Anambra – Governor Obiano

We though Nigerians were told Peter Obi was one of the 'best governors' then who even left Billions?

The current governor of Anambra state Willie Obiano has revealed that contrary to the sanctimonious posturing of his predecessor, ex-governor Peter Obi, the state was saddled with a huge domestic debt of as much as N127bn when Obi left office in March 2014. How come?

Speaking in the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia on Tuesday, Obiano explained that his silence over the monstrous debt his predecessor sought to tie his hands with had been mainly because he did not want to allow his regime to be distracted at inception so that he would concentrate on the delivering his promise of good governance to Anambra people.

According to him, the N127bn debt came mostly from the 101 road contracts Obi hurriedly awarded at the dying minutes of his regime without making any provision for them in order to wrong-foot his administration from the very first day. 

Governor Obiano further listed other disingenuous designs by Obi to make sure that his regime never really took off as the last minute employment of 6,000 workers without provision for their welfare as well as the various hotels and independent power projects which he had no plans to complete.

He however revealed that he has quietly completed 51 out of the 101 roads that Obi saddled him with and assured Anambra people that the remaining 50 would soon be completed too.

Obiano’s revelation came on the heels of the growing inconsistencies in the figures being thrown up.

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