By Adedeji Ademuyiwa
Nigeria - The Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi's Media Office has dismissed report that Next International (UK) Ltd was liquidated by the UK authorities.
In a statement signed by Mr First Onifade today, Thursday 11th of January, 2023 noted that the company was voluntarily liquidated as it was no longer in operation.
The Media office lambasted agents of the political opposition unsettled by the high rising profile of Obi for trying to make political capital out of the development.
The statement reads inter alia: "For the records, the entity was 99% owned by Next (Nig) International Ltd. and established 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".
The statement also pointed out that "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 held sway his records among the pack in this race for the Presidency, puts him miles ahead in moral rating.
"The Media office believes this explanation and clarification has put to rest any further chasing of the wind over the matter by political jobbers in the opposition camps".