Special Assistant To Peter Obi Denies Blackmailing His Ex-boss

By KayCee June 22, 2014 12:21

Former aide to the immediate past governor of Anambra State and younger brother of Sen, Joy Emordi, Chief Ben Obi denied trying to blackmail his former boss.

In a press conference at his home town of Agulu on Saturday, Chief Obi

said that he was not so conversant with the social media and that he had not put anything there.

He said he neither directed anybody to put anything on his behalf nor was he contemplating such.

He described as lunacy and height of mischief, people circulating malicious publications on Mr. Peter Obi and linking his name to such.

Ben Obi, who traced the action to desperadoes that are bent on tarnishing Obi’s image, described him as the “best Governor Anambra State has had”.

He added that if indeed he had problems with Obi, it would be discussed at the kindred meeting and not a matter for the media.

Chief Ben Obi said he was part of the bedrock of Governor Obi’s Government and that he bore many scars from different battles he wedged for him simply because he believed in him and his vision for the State.

He, therefore, said it was not possible for him to join the opposition now or in future to fight an institution he was part of.

If Nigerians love Obi as they surely do, for the wonders he performed

in Anambra State, all of us that contributed share in the glory. I personally cherish this and cannot possibly go out of my way to act on the contrary”, he submitted.

A statement purportedly issued by Chief Ben Obi went viral on the social media, where he was reportedly demanding N500 million from Mr. Peter Obi as a settlement, failing which he would open up on Obi’s deals in government.

He, however, advised behind the report to look for jobs and not to set brothers and friends against one another.



By KayCee June 22, 2014 12:21