Ex-Gov Obi Bribe Legislators With N21m, As Group Says He Left A Debt Of N120b [DOCUMENT]
In a bid to prevent the members of the Anambra State House of Assembly from digging up his corrupt practices and extravagancies while in office, immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Governor Peter Obi today doled out cash to legislators in the assembly, elombah is reporting.
The meeting which reportedly took place a short while ago will see each of the Legislators leaving with the sum of N1 million as a parting gift from the Governor.
The report quoted another source which said the speaker of the assembly will get N5 million from the governor, while other principal officers will get N2 million each.
According to the source, the governor hurriedly called the meeting following outcry that his administration should be looked into after his disclosure that he left N75 billion in the state coffers.
Other overture made to the State House of Assembly members is the promise that they will be given lands to build mansions, if only they will not open the record books. “But as we chat, he has not told them of the land yet, but he will soon tell them”, stated our highly place) source who contested the State Local Government Chairman under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“I am not supposed to reveal this to you, but since you seem to have an insider in the government and your antecedent of exposing people, hence I am telling you this. More money will be given out next week to the Chairmen and Councilors so as to keep quiet, our source said.
Meanwhile, a group, Anambra State Concerned Professionals, has said that the claim by the former governor that h left N75 billion in the state coffers is only a smoke screen and chicanery aimed at self aggrandizement.
According to the former Governor, the bank balances as at March 14, 2014 was N11.5 billion, Federal Government Approved Refund was N10 billion while the Foreign Currency Investment stood at N26 billion.
Other amount he left included investment in INTAFACT (SabMillier- brewers of Hero Beer) which he quoted as N3.5 billion, while Orient Petroleum Resources Plc has an amount of N4 billion. The Onitsha Hotel and Agulu Lake Hotel according to the Governor has in its account N1 billion each.
But the group stated that contrary to the N75 billion claims by Mr Obi, he rather left liabilities worth N120 for Governor Willie Obiano to tackle
Surprisingly enough, most of these investments and sundry others have questionable background, as the ex governor is alleged to have used his company, NEXT INTERNATIONAL to acquire them, while owning the majority shares in others such as Awka Shopping Plaza.
Mr Obi who gave even the account of N1 billion in others systematically refused to disclose what investment has N8 billion in its account, as he merely stated ‘others’. This ‘others’ which houses such a whooping amount is already generating furore in the State, as tongues are wagging that the money has been siphoned by Obi into his personal account.
Mr. collects about N450 million monthly as security votes but information made available to us reveals that the Governor stopped spending the money since 2012, when SURE-P account was opened.
According to Anambra State Concerned Professionals, the community vigilante groups were being funded by the Local Government SURE-P account with Skye Bank, of which N2.7 billion was recently spent for the purchase of vehicles.
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