By Ikechukwu Amaechi
FOR some Nigerian politicians, the recently leaked Pandora Papers which chronicled offshore services firms that set up shell companies for clients – many of them influential politicians and businesspersons allegedly seeking to conceal their financial dealings – was an aha moment. The eureka effect on them was most palpable.
Why? Because the files had the name of Mr. Peter Obi. Obi, former Governor of Anambra State and vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019, is an enigma fellow politicians fail to decode. In the last eight years since his tenure ended, everything has been thrown at him. He is probably one of the most investigated Nigerian politicians. Each time, the investigators drew blank.
Apart from the fact that he gave Anambrarians good governance, a scarce commodity in Nigeria’s public space, the major reason why PDP power brokers went for him in 2019 was because he has no baggage.
The anti-graft agencies, including…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper