“Verify, Not Falsify Facts”, Obi-Datti Media Speaks On Next International (UK) Ltd
The Obi-Datti Media Office has debunked a news report that the United Kingdom Authorities have dissolved Next International (UK) Ltd, a company owned by Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for not filing its accounts in 2021.
A statement signed by Diran Onifade, Head of Media, Obi-Datti asked those propagating and celebrating the the story to: “Verify, not falsify facts.”
It said: “We have watched with bemused skepticism as agents of the political opposition, unsettled by the high rising profile of the Labour Party flag bearer , ran around and made fools of themselves over the Next International (UK) Ltd being removed from the record in 2021.
“In order that the huge human and material resources deployed to search and locate any negative against the high flying Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi is not seen to have been wasted, anything could be concocted to justify the efforts.
“We have watched with bemused skepticism as agents of the political opposition unsettled by the high rising profile of the Labour Party flag bearer, ran around and made fools of themselves over the Next International (UK) Limited being removed from the record in 2021.
“Ordinarily, this is the type of mischief and impishness that should deserve no response but for the credulous in our midst who are the real target by this impairment.
“For the record, the entity was 99% owned by Next Nigeria International Ltd. and establised as its buying office in the 90s and Peter Obi was its CEO. At the time Peter Obi became governor of Anambra State in 2006, his wife assumed management of the winding down of the company and about one year ago requested that the company be dissolved under the voluntary strike off of the entity on grounds of dissolution and being inoperational, which is normal in winding up an entity.
“Peter Obi has consistently maintained that he is no longer involved in any Next related business.
“When our Principal insists that you go and verify facts about him and the information he dishes out, it didn’t say go and falsify facts.
“The LP candidate by his antecedents in Anambra state for eight years, in private ventures where he heldsway his records among the pack in this race for the Presidency, puts him miles ahead in moral rating.”