- Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, has recounted how he became poorer when he became a politician
- The former governor stated that before venturing into the political space, he was a director in various major companies
- However, Obi stated that he does not despair over the change in his finances, because he was happy rendering fruitful service to people and creating a better society
The immediate past governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has stated that his financial situation took a turn for the worse, after he ventured into the political space.
In an interview session with Vanguard, the former governor disclosed that he was really wealthy before he decided to become a politician.
He stated: "I did not go into politics wretched. I was already a director in three financial institutions, a director in four other major companies; all by the virtue of my investments.
“I was also running a successful family business.
“Going into politics even made me poorer; but I won’t question anything because that is where God wants me to be.
“The joy of rendering fruitful service to the people cannot be quantified in naira and kobo.
“For me, all I want is for us to have a better society; caring for the poor and the people.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the former Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, denied reports that he vowed to fight the upcoming governorship election in Anambra with the last drop of his blood.
Obi said the reports quoting him to have said such were malicious, wicked and ungodly.
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