The General Manager of Labour Party’s National Campaign Council (NCC) of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organisation, Oseloka Obaze, has dismissed reports that the party’s Presidential candidate, Peter Obi donated food items during one of his visits to the victims of flood in Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State.
Bashir Ahmad, Special Assistant on Digital Communications to President Muhammadu Buhari, had on Sunday taunted Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate for allegedly donating some food items to flood ravaged people at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Atani, Ogbaru LGA.
But Obaze, who was with Obi during the trip, said on Sunday that the Labour Party Presidential candidate donated only cash and no food or materials to the IDPs as claimed by mischief makers.
Said Obaze: “Peter Obi has not donated any food or material to IDPs. He has done only cash. The material in Anambra was donated by a local politician to support PO’s goodwill gesture to the Ogbaru IDPs. In Ogbaru he gave N2 million.”
He added that as someone who is from the area, he supported Obi with another N2 million.”
Obi, former Governor of Anambra State had on Saturday wrote on Twitter: “Earlier today, I also visited the flood-ravaged areas of Ogbaru in Anambra State and the IDP Camp in Atani. The infrastructural damage is extensive.
“In commiserating with the people, I promised that my needs assessment visit will help in determining recommendations to Federal and donor agencies on priority recovery projects.
https://28abef96534c15194c1e7b1ffa7c5914.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html “In continuation of my visits to areas affected by flood, I visited parts of Anambra East and West with stakeholders; Dr Tony Nwoye, and Chief Peter “McPee” Aniekwe. Houses were submerged to the roof levels.
“I’m still wondering why the FGN have not formally declared a flood emergency and intervention modalities.”
Reacting, Ahmad in a tweet on Sunday, mocked Obi for donating such items to the flood victims.
“A former governor and presidential candidate donating a grinding machine and 24 loaves of bread to thousands of flood victims, Comrade, we are in 2022 for God’s sake. We urge you to respect your family and correct it,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, the presidential aide is currently under fire as a result of his tweet. See below:
@gechife: “Bashir you have 1.3M followers. You could have used your platform to help out the millions of Nigerians rendered homeless and in need of food and supplies. Over 600 dead and yet you are playing politics. Again we are open to receive your donations. #NigeriaFloods”
@andyRoidO: “Emphasizing “a former Governor” shows you that Bashir sees the Government as an avenue for theft. Unsurprising, since he fraudulently kept drawing a Government salary after leaving Government.”
@igweOdyssey: “Having low IQ is a minimum compulsory requirement for being a Tinubu and APC supporter and Bashir’s tweet has reinforced that theory. Peter Obi is their nightmare.”
@Scizo4real: “How much has Buhari done for his Daura people Bashir? You are nothing but a foolish boy!”