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Pandora Paper: Peter Obi welcomes EFCC probe

A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has said he has no problem honouring the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He however noted that he had not seen any invite from the anti-graft commission over his mention in the Pandora Paper leak.

Obi said this in a statement on Monday titled, ‘I have not made any statement on EFCC’s invitation – Obi,’,signed by his spokesman, Valentine Obienyem, Punch writes.

According to leaked files published by Premium Times, Obi operated a foreign account and did not declare it in his asset declaration form provided by the Code of Conduct Bureau.

He was said to have been invited by the EFCC over the matter.

However, Obi, who was the Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, said it was possible that the EFCC had invited him but the letter was delivered to an old office address.

The statement read in part, “From what is circulating, the letter appears to have been sent to an office he is no longer part of and is yet to reach him. Obi, being a law abiding Nigerian, will honour all legitimate invitations from government agencies at all times.”

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