Obi who is often regarded as a saintly politician, was rebuffed by Obasanjo who noted that mortals cannot be saint except if the person is dead and lives in heaven.
This was the declaration from the former President during the 2018 Ukpor Day.
Elucidating his point, Obasanjo averred that saints live in heaven and as such, saintly attributes could not be granted to mortals.
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However, Obasanjo said that among Nigerian politicians, Obi should be held out as an example. In his words: “OBI IS A BUNDLE OF INTEGRITY.”