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“Peter Obi sent me N250,000 for my mother’s burial” – Kanayo


Veteran Nollywood actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo has recounted a fascinating story involving the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, that happened during his mother’s funeral.

He stated that the politician, who is known to be prudent, gave him the sum of N250,000 when he lost his mother in 2011, the exact cost of a cow.

The actor was taken aback by the fact that, given his reputation, some would have expected Obi to give him millions but all he sent was enough money to buy a cow.

However, he said that, whatever the former governor of Anambra handed him, what mattered most was that he took time out of his hectic schedule to contact the man and offer his sympathies.

In his words,

“In 2011, I was to bury my mum and I had many senators I had friends and I wrote to all of them. Two weeks after the funeral, Peter Obi called me at 1 am in his little voice, o sim ‘nwanne I just got your letter, I know the burial is over, You know I would have come if I had seen the letter’.

He sent me exactly the price of a cow. You know somebody would have thought he would give you two million for burial in 2011.”

I think he went to the market and priced the cow, the cow was 250k and that is what he sent to me. But the story here is he was the governor but he had time to call me.”



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