I’ll quit campaign if anybody can prove I accepted land gift as Governor – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, has stated that if anyone can prove that he accepted a land gift as governor of Anambra State, he will withdraw his campaign for the 2023 general elections.?

The 61-year-old former governor made the remarks on Friday at the palace of Benin’s Oba, Oba Ewuare II, in Edo State.?

The LP presidential candidate paid a visit to the revered Benin monarch while campaigning in Edo ahead of the February elections.?
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Oba Ewuare II used the opportunity to clarify a viral document in which Obi rejected land allocation from the Anambra State Government while he was a serving governor.?
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“Your Excellency, please show me a letter in which you were given land in your state and politely returned it, stating that you don’t need it; that you are there to serve, and so on.” Correct?” The first-rate monarch inquired.?
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“Very correct,” Obi said.?
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“If anyone sees a piece of land allotted to me, my wife, or any of my family members, directly or indirectly when I was governor,” the LP presidential candidate stated.?
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Obi’s two-term intermittent governorship of Anambra between 2006 and 2014 was marred by legal battles all the way to the Supreme Court.?
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In the 2019 general elections, Obi was the running mate for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.?
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He, however, left the party in early 2022 and joined the LP, where he won the party’s presidential nomination for 2023.?
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The former governor is running for Aso Rock in 2023 alongside Atiku, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, and others.?

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