ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has clarified his statement in Port Harcourt, Rivers state last Thursday misconstrued by some mischief-makers to mean that former Governor of River state Peter Odili was his classmate.
A statement sent to Sundiata Post on Saturday by the Obi-Datti Media office quotes the Labour Party candidate as saying:
“I couldn’t have said that former Governor Odili was my classmate, I said that he was a great footballer in my school that we all cherished and had good memory of his football exploits when we entered the school.
“I was in CKC from 1973 to 1978 and Dr Peter Odili left before I entered the school. He was such a fabulous footballer whose image still loomed large even in our time especially when my primary school was very close to CKC.
“The truth is that the primary school I attended Santa Maria school/Holy Trinity School were both owned by the same Catholic Church that owns the Christ the King, CKC, Onitsha. In fact both primary schools were feeder schools to the CKC and large number of pupils that passed through them ended up in CKC for secondary education.”