I would have Won Without Obi, Says Abia Governor-elect
POLITICS DIGEST – The brand new governor-elect of Abia State, Alex Otti, has bragged that, with or without Peter Obi, Labour Party’s presidential flag bearer, he would still have won the Abia guber election.
According to him, he had joined the Labour Party before Peter Obi, adding that his winning was only by the grace of God.
This is as he also claimed that he once won a gubernatorial election without Peter Obi.
Otti, who spoke when he appeared on Channels Television, on Thursday, insisted that he won the 2015 election that produced Okezie Ikpazu as governor under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
He said, “In 2015 when I ran under APGA, there was no Peter Obi. And we have it on our record that I won that election. At the time we were joining the Labour Party, Peter Obi had not joined.
“It took about a week before he called me and said that he purchased the presidential nomination form and he was coming to the Labour Party,” he said.
Otti, however, acknowledged the former Anambra governor over his influence in the just concluded election, saying Obi “came to Abia about four times to campaign for us.
“Peter Obi is a great addition to our campaign, but I can tell you that we won an election before in Abia without him.