Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, has said he will make himself available to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) once he receives a letter from the anti-graft agency.
Obi said this in a statement signed by his spokesman, Valentine Obienyem, on Monday following revelations from the Pandora Papers.
According to Nigeria’s Premium Times, whose reporters were part of the more than 600 journalists in 117 countries trawling almost 12 million documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) that reveal hidden wealth, tax avoidance, the former Anambra governor conducted businesses using offshore accounts while he was Anambra governor.
The newspaper also alleged that the politician failed to declare his assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), thereby breaching Section 6 of the CCB Act.
But Obi has insisted that he committed no offence and described the authors of the publication as being ignorant.
The newspaper reported that the EFCC has extended an invitation to the former governor to appear.
But the vice-presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election said it was possible that the EFCC had invited him but the letter was delivered to an old office address.
He added that he will honour any invitation once he receives a letter to that effect.
“From what is circulating, the letter appears to have been sent to an office he is no longer part of and is yet to reach him. Obi being a law-abiding Nigerian will honour all legitimate invitations from government agencies at all times,” the statement added.