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Pandora Papers: I am not involved in corruption, illegality – Obi

A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi
A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi

A former governor of Anambra State and vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Peter Obi, has said he is neither involved in corruption nor any act of illegality.  

He noted this in a statement in reaction to media reports that he breached Nigerian laws by engaging in secret businesses set up in tax havens, following the Pandora Papers reports. 

Obi stated that it was exhilarating that nowhere in the article was he accused of any form of corruption, whether in the form of diversion of public funds or any other manner, during and after his stewardship as the governor of Anambra State.  

“On the allegation that I violated the Nigerian Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, as well as sections of the 5th Schedule to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), by not declaring any alleged assets in companies registered outside the Nigerian federation, I think the authors displayed ignorance on matters of trust and international investment practices,” he stated.

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