How Peter Obi declined a plot of land allocated to him while he was a governor
The presidential candidate under the emblem of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has enjoyed a massive audience and following from a lot of people across Nigeria. This is no doubt due to the fact that he is seen as a man of integrity and a viable candidate that can lead the Nation (Nigeria) out of it’s shackles of poverty, corruption and poor governance.
It is somewhat safe to say that the assumptions and preconceptions his followers have about him are true, as Obi proved this in act where by he declined 2 plots of land which were offered to him during his tenure as a governor of Anambra State.
The Former Governor, Obi, received letters from Mr. Mike Nwafor, who was at the time the Managing Director of Anambra State Housing Development Corporation, allocating to him 2 plots of land at Hill View Estate, Nwelle – Ezenaka.
He responded with a return letter, acknowledging the reception of the 2 letters sent to him by Mr. Nwafor, while also thanking him for his thoughtfulness. However, Obi turned down the offer, stating that “my being the Governor is by the Grace of God and I believe firmly that it is wrong to benefit from from that, I became the Governor because I wish to serve the people”.
In his letter, he wrote: “I write to acknowledge receipt of your letters of 07/5/07 and 13/02/07 with
the reference numbers of EDA 19/Vol. IV and EDA 40/Vol/1, conveying the
allocation of twe plots of land – Plot 29/1255 and Plot 29/L.254 – at the Hill
View Estate, Nkwelle-Ezenaka to me.
“However, as I have made abundantly clear, my being the Governor is by the
Grace of God and I believe firmly that it is wrong to benefit from that. I became the Gevernor because I wish to serve my people, and to do that devotedly, I believe I have to distance myself from undue privileges of the
“Consequently, as I thank you for your thoughtfulness, I wish to decline the allocation based on the reasons already adduced.
“Please accept assurances of my best wishes.”
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