"In 2013, I took Obiano around Anambra State; to the markets, to every part of the state and the people kept asking me if I was sure of him as they did not know him, so they voted for him because of me.

“I told them, I would be the one to lead a campaign against Obiano if he did not perform well in his first term. Today, can anyone show me what the governor has done within his first term? He has nothing to show for it. I don’t have any issue with Willie Obiano as a person, but I have issues with Willie Obiano as governor.”

A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, spoke on Wednesday during a rally organised by the women’s wing of the Peoples Democratic Party at the PDP secretariat in Awka, Anambra State.

A media aide to governor Obiano, Egbuna Amuta, had alleged in an interview with a private radio station in the state that Obi’s feud with Obiano was because the latter had refused to pay N7bn Obi demanded for allegedly funding the 2013 election of Obiano.

But Obi said the governor remained his bossom friend, describing what he called the governor’s poor performance as worrisome.

The former governor, who was accompanied to the rally by the PDP governorship candidate in the November poll in the state, Oseloka Obaze, said he was fighting Obiano because of a vow he made to Anambra people in 2013.