Umeh’s a Lying Machine, Says Obi’s Aide

Peter Obi

The Media Aide to former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, has described Chief Victor Umeh as a “lying Machine”.

Obienyem was reacting to statements by Umeh on AIT Focus Programme at the weekend, where he said, among other things, that Innoson Factory at Nnewi was closed down after some Chinese workers were kidnapped and did not open until Obi left office; that Obi’s Commissioner for Science and Technology was kidnapped during Obi’s tenure; that Obi’s first tenure in office was a monumental failure; that Obi left APGA because he wanted to become a Minister or Vice President, and that Obi left no signature project.

In a release made available to the press, Obienyem said the entire programme did not contain an iota of truth. On the issue of Innoson Factory, Obienyem said in Umeh’s voyage of dealing with Obi, he forgot that it was from the same Innoson that he claimed did not open during Obi’s tenure because of kidnapping that Obi bought vehicles for schools, security, traditional rulers and for refuse disposal. “The man is turning into another thing, he was present when Obi successfully invited President Goodluck Jonathan to commission that project in the State.”

Frowning on the claim that Obi’s Commissioner for Science and Technology was kidnapped and killed under Obi, Obienyem said such a statement was evident that Umeh was just childishly moving around and telling pitiable lies.

On the issue of signature project and, Obi, according to Umeh, being a monumental failure in his first tenure, Obienyem said it had become clear that most people bandying “signature” project did not actually know what it meant.

“How can you say that a man that was clearly returned on the basis of his first tenure work, including the completion of the first State Secretariat, the Teaching Hospital, the return of schools to the Church and granting of over N6 billion for the rehabilitation of returned schools, the completion of more than 10 bridges, massive construction of roads, the presentation of first set of buses and computers to schools in Anambra State, among others, did not have a signature project? Obienyem asked.

Recalling that Nigerians thought he was coming on air to react to revelations by observers about Anambra election, Obienyem expressed regret that he ended up showcasing his little mindedness by proving that his mission was to destroy Obi’s reputation and integrity and even what he perceived as his future.

Obienyem advised Umeh to grow up and stop displaying what he called the antics of immature minds that secretly designed how to deal with an “enemy during election’ and is happy executing it, even when every other participant in that election is facing the outcome maturely.

He reminded Umeh that what he should be doing at this time is assisting Governor Willie Obiano to deliver his campaign promises for the good of Anambra people; rather than breeding hate.

  • Arabakpura

    I am surprised that Peter Obi and even Valentine his aide can have the barefaced shame to respond to anything and anybody after the public disgrace they made of themselves during the Anambra elections! Peter is a finished man; in fact, Umeh has better legacies politically than Peter Obi who is a turncoat!

    • Igiligii Awka

      My dear friend, I would surmise from your submission that you are either not from Anambra state or commenting on a purely partisan basis. In reality, your ‘hero with the long cap’ can never measure up to Mr Obi – in terms of pedigree, business acumen and visionary leadership. Mr Umeh is nothing but a political jobber and an opportunist, whose antecedents prior to joining politics are null.
      Let us learn to choose our heroes carefully, so that the ‘few good ones’ do not become disenchanted.

      • Arabakpura

        If Victor Umeh campaigned and secured victory for APGA 4 times, and you think he does not measure up, then you have to redefine success! Even the last election was a referendum of sort on Obi who attempted to play God; if he is as superb as you claim, why did his projected candidate come a distant third? Forget your sentiments. I know the two of them, and politically speaking, Umeh is well balanced and he expresses himself better than Peter! I am bonafide Anambrarian with all the gravitas!

        • Paul Peter

          If you ever mention Gregory Peter Obi’s name again thunder from Zambia go fire u. Look at ur hero Victor Ume whom Peter Obi made what he is today, Stupid long cap man

          • Arabakpura

            When a man answers Paul Peter, you wonder what happened to John if not confusion! Go and sit down for dotty! Your Peter Obi is a naive man! If not for Umeh, that fought Chekwas and co, and also helped Obi through the impeachment saga and the courts, Peter would have been crooning like a bilious pigeon by now! I repeat, he should be ashamed that his candidate came a distant third since he refused to respect his MAZI!