Rumble in Anambra…Gov. Willie Obiano Engages Godfather, Peter Obi, in Bitter Slugfest.

•Love turns sour between Anambra governor and benefactor

For Willie Obiano and Peter Obi, his political godfather, the dissembling begins. The colourful damask of their comradeship and trust has finally given to wear and tear of dastardly politics and unforgiving time. Thus disgrace and retribution stares them in the face as they betray and move against each other.

Like most political affiliations between hopeful godfathers and their ambitious godsons, Obiano and Obi’s relationship has hit an iceberg. Thus their frosty disposition to each other. They have frequently engaged each other in veiled and undisguised war of wills and verbal war since Obiano became governor. The situation has however, degenerated in recent times even at the backdrop of contrived public show of reconciliation between them in August at the burial of Father Nicholas Tagbo, a former principal of Christ the King College, Onitsha. 

On that occasion, Obiano knelt before Obi and begged the latter to forgive him of all perceived wrongdoings. Obi thus embraced his successor to a thunderous applause from everyone in attendance. But they simply played to the gallery. The perceived truce between the duo was short-lived as they have since resumed their silent war with each other. While Obiano has vowed to deal with Obi and reveal his alleged dirty secrets, the former governor accused his godson of sponsoring a witch-hunt against him.


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