“Building New Schools In Anambra Was Like Building Coastal Road When Existing Roads Are Impassable”, Peter Obi Hits Reno Omokri & Tinubu

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) during the 2023 general election, Peter Obi, has explained why he did not construct a single new school during his tenure as governor of Anambra state.

Social media influencer, Reno Omokri, questioned Obi’s administration, challenging the former Anambra state governor and his followers to present a single school he instituted in his eight years as governor.

Reno promised a reward of 10,000 dollars to anyone who could show a school built by Obi.

In his reaction, Obi stated during a press conference on Wednesday, April 24, in Abuja that individuals who made such claims had not taken advantage of his manifesto.

“Well, you need to go and read my manifesto. You know what we do here is that we don’t read people manifesto and know what they promised. When I was campaigning to be governor as you know and I’m sure you are aware that for nearly two years the schools in Anambra were shut down. When I was campaigning, I said I will change the educational system in the state where schools will not be closed. I make sure I give the best education because back then we have male girl child issue where males were not in schools and I said I will reverse that”.

He said that Anambra state was ranked 26th in the nation when he arrived, with shuttered schools and a broken educational system, saying that by the time he departed, Anambra had risen to the top.

He said: “I improved the quality, physical and mental well-being of the people, schools, had the basic things they needed and the people shone like stars and that was my manifesto.

“Building new schools when the old ones are moribund is just like building coastal lines when internal roads are impassable.”

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has just approved in a controversial manner a 700km Calabar Lagos super highway to his friend, Gilbert Chagoury, at the initial cost of more than N1trn. Obi has criticised this fraudulent transaction. Read it here