It’s Not True! I Didn’t Say Peter Odili Was My Classmate — Peter Obi Explains

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has denied saying that the former Governor of Rivers state, Dr. Peter Odili, was his classmate in high school.

Obi during a project commissioning event organised by Governor Nyesom Wike in Rivers State said that, “Peter Odili was my senior at (CKC); we played football together. If Odili is not able to play, just know we have lost that day.

“Everyone knows my school and my schoolmates. Not some people that no one knows their schoolmates or the schools they attended.”

According to Vanguard, critics took to their social media platforms to condemn him. Some stated that Odili was born in 1948 and graduated from high school in 1967, while Obi was admitted into CKC in 1973 and graduated in 1978.

Obviously, Odili had graduated before Obi gained admission into CKC.

Reacting to people’s comment in a statement he sent to Vanguard, Obi said his comments were wrongly interpreted.

According to him, “My remarks when I visited Port Harcourt have been wrongly interpreted by some people. The former Governor of Rivers State, Dr Peter Odili and I, are among other prominent Nigerians that schooled in Christ the King College (CKC) Onitsha, and we remain alumni of the school.

“I did not say that former Governor Odili was my classmate, rather I said that he was a great footballer in my school, and we all cherished and had good memories of his football exploits when we got into the school.

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