Obi did not reply Mbaka, says aide

Peter Obi, Fr Mbaka

Valentine Obienyem, Media Adviser to the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has stated that his principal did not respond to comments made about him by the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka.

The PUNCH had reported that Mbaka made comments describing Obi as a ‘stingy man’ which drew the attention of social media users who knocked the cleric for his statement.

However, reports in a section of the media (Not PUNCH) have stated that the former governor of Anambra State issued a response to Mbaka.

In a statement made available to our correspondent on Thursday, Obienyem said Obi did not respond to the cleric’s comment and will not issue any statement concerning such matter in the future.

The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to Mr Peter Obi as his reply to Fr. Ejike Mbaka.

“We wish to state for the record that Mr Peter Obi did not and is not planning to issue any reply.

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“We advise that any medium trying to publish such an unsigned letter should clarify its authenticity from Mr Obi’s Media Office.”

theeditor[at]punchng.com

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