On Sunday, Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, expressed disgust over recent remarks made by Bola Tinubu, the APC’s Bola Tinubu, insulting him as “Mr. Stingy.”
In a speech for his campaign on Saturday, Tinubu said that the former governor of Anambra had watched his people suffer while saving the state’s money rather than intervening to help them.
Obi, however, disregarded the criticism, claiming that no one could criticize him for not robbing the government of its money.
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“It’s good that when my opponents talk. Let us talk about corruption. One of the things that are killing this country today is Corruption Perception Index, which is measured by how you manage public assets, nepotism, how you share the land, how you manage your money, and everything.
“I’ve challenged everyone to say, ‘Go and see whether there is anywhere a kobo of Anambra State money is missing.’ Saving has now become an issue. When people have stolen all the money and impoverished the country and you are now questioning a man who left the money without anybody telling me to leave it and go,” he said.
He added that he became governor in 2006 and mentioned the Millennium Development Goals as the global standard for gauging development between 2000 and 2015.
“We started implementing it in 2008, so we were late by seven years. By the time it stopped in 2015, Anambra was number one. I was number one in education – this is by UNDP, not by Nigeria o. By UNDP, I was number one in education – by Nigeria and WAEC.
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“I won the Bill Gates prize in health. This is again not Nigeria that marked it. I can go on. I had the best road network. In terms of fighting poverty, go and check – ask [former managing director of The Bank of Industry] Evelyn Oputu – I was the first governor to go to the Bank of Industry.
“[I said] ‘I want us to do something. I want to put in money here and you support my micro, and small businesses, which is what the governors are seeing today. I and Evelyn Oputu started that. Go and ask Magnus Kpakol, who was in charge of poverty alleviation; I was number one. I’m calling names of people; I can go on and on,” he said.
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