FACT-CHECK: Is Peter Obi’s Land Among 168 Plots Revoked By FCTA?

FACT-CHECK: Is Peter Obi’s Land Among 168 Plots Revoked By FCTA?

The parcel of land in question which is located in the highbrow Katampe District of Abuja was allocated to Obi by the then FCT Minister Bala Mohammed as a gift, however, Obi REJECTED this ‘gift’.

Recall that Wike upon resumption of office as the FCT Minister had vowed to revoke undeveloped plots and those whose ground rents had not been paid for years.

He recently gave allottees defaulting in the payment of their ground rent a two-week grace to pay their obligations or risk revocation of their allocations.

Peter Obi who didn’t  take ownership of the said land never did any paperwork to claim nor develop it even after Wike’s ultimatum, this is because he never accepted ownership of the property.

Further investigation revealed that the title on the land was a ‘Letter of Allocation’ from FCTA which is a land title issued by the Federal or a State Government after which the recipient is supposed to file and obtain proper ownership title eg. Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) or Right of Occupancy (R of O) which ultimately indicates that the bearer is the authentic & genuine owner of a land or property.

CONCLUSION: Inasmuchas the ‘Letter of Allocation’ bears his name, Obi never filed for proper ownership rights of the land at FCTA as required by law, hence it is misleading to say that he owns the said parcel of land especially when he openly rejected it.

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