What I Never Did As Governor – Peter Obi

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The Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has said that he was the highest beneficiary of the judiciary in Nigeria when judges in the country were incorruptible.

According to the report by Vanguard, the former Anambra State governor recalled how he approached the court to seek redress when another candidate was declared winner after he won the governorship election.

Speaking during the memorial lecture that was organized in honour of Justice Anthony Aniagolu by the family and hosted by the Godfrey Okoye University (GOUN) in Enugu, Peter Obi said that the case was in the court for three years and the mandate was finally given to him. He said few months after that, he was impeached, but the judiciary brought him back to power.

Speaking further, Obi said that all these were possible because the judges were not corrupt.

He said, “I spent three years in court and it was given to me, and after few months I was impeached, but judiciary restored me to power. After one year in office, they conducted another election and elected another person.

“But I went to Supreme Court where judges with respect for the rule of law reinstated me to complete my tenure.”

Obi added that these days the judiciary has become “weak and compromised by the executive and highest bidder.”

He added that throughout his tenure as the governor of Anambra State, he did not appoint any judge, but that he bought cars for the judges.

He said, “As a governor, I never appointed any judge but left the power to the Chief Judge. I bought cars for them but never appointed any judge throughout my tenure.”

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