The former governor of Anambra and presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has shared pictures showing why he traveled to Egypt.
His media aide Valentine Obienyem who shared the pictures on Thursday disclosed that his principal went to Egypt to understudy some of their sectors and not to attend the Annual General Meeting of a multinational company as being speculated in some quarters.
The ex-governor has come under heavy criticism for traveling to Egypt while his party faces a governorship election in Ekiti State on Saturday.
Recall that on Tuesday Obi announced that via Twitter that he was going to Egypt on a 3-day visit.
“In Egypt, I am expected to understudy, among others, the Egyptian Power Sector, Education, Planning,, and Finance Sectors. -PO”, he tweeted.
But Obienyem in a Facebook post on Thursday shared photos of Obi visiting the New Capital Power Plant in New Cairo, Egypt.
“On Tuesday, the 14th of June, 2022, Mr. Peter Obi informed Nigerians via the Twitter handle of his trip to Egypt, to understudy by what miracle the third biggest economy in Africa after South-Africa and Nigeria moved their power generation from 20,000 Megawatts to over 40,000 megawatts in four years. Ironically, Nigeria has remained fixated on 4,000 megawatts since Adam.
“Why would such a useful trip set tongues wag? I read many comments on Mr. Peter Obi’s trip… Let me assure all commentators that we respect their opinions and comments, but they should also permit us to tell them that Obi actually traveled specifically for the reason he mentioned.
“Any sedulous listener to Obi would have heard him say that learning and leadership are interwoven: a leader must be humble at all times to learn from the high and the low to the extent of studying or learning from existing templates or countries that have done correctly what one’s own is not able to do. This is the full essence of the Egyptian trip.
“The knowledge he has gained will be useful to Nigeria whether he becomes president or not,” Obienyem said.
See the photos below.