- The immediate past governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, said he had only one wristwatch
- His speech a The Platform has sparked a social media debate
- Some are commending him for give a good speech while others are saying he lied
The former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has incurred the wrath of some Nigerians for saying he has only one wristwatch.
Speaking on Monday, May 1, at The Platform, the flagship programme of Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos, the former governor made some statements which did not go down well with some people.
He said he has only one wristwatch which he has worn for 17 years. He added that he has only two pairs of black shoes.
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Obi said: “I have said it to Nigerians, Peter Obi wears only black shoes, and I have two pairs of it, and I travel with it. The purpose of shoe is to protect the leg from being hurt. Nothing else. I bought this from Marks and Spencer, $49.99, finish.
“They said ‘we didn’t even see watch’, and I have said it to everyone, this is the only watch I have, I have worn it for 17 years. The purpose of watch is to keep time. Why would I keep a watch at home? Whose time is it keeping?”
The former governor had some words for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and also talked about the recent search of his apartment in Osbourne, Ikoyi by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He wondered why anyone would keep such huge cash in a building, as it could have been used to empower some graduates.
Some Nigerians have taken to social media to react to his speech. While some are applauding him for pointing out the truth, others are criticizing him for saying he has only one wristwatch.
NAIJ.com has gathered some of the reactions from socila media.
The former governor was on the list of occupants of the luxury apartment building in Lagos where operatives of the EFCC discovered the sum of $43.4million.
Obi and his wife own apartment 1B.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Obi commended President Buhari for releasing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu.
He said the president heeded to the voice of reason in his decision to release the IPOB leader.
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