I bought my first London house in 1987- Peter Obi fires back at critics

The running mate to Atiku Abubakar under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 presidential election, Peter Obi, Thursday stated that he never denied having houses in London.

Speaking through his media aide, Valentine Obienyem, Obi noted that he has submitted during different media programmes that he only had a house in Onitsha and no other place in Nigeria.

He explained that it was a matter of choice to own a house in any part of the world.

“During several media programmes, Mr. Peter Obi said Onitsha was the only place he owned a personal house in Nigeria.

“In an attempt to discredit him, some people are posting his London houses as the much-awaited evidence that he lied.

“First, let it be noted that the issue of having a personal house only in Onitsha is a matter of choice. If his lifestyle supports love for houses, Obi can afford to have houses in the 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“As for his London houses, it might interest the public to note that he bought his first house in London in 1987. All the houses he owned in London were purchased before he became governor of Anambra State and were all duly declared,” the media aide said in a statement.

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