Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, responded to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All Progressive Congress, by claiming that a stingy person would be better for the nation.
Speaking at a rally in Akure, the state capital of Ondo, Obi acknowledged that he is frugal but careful in the way he manages public finances.
Obi claimed that the country will be safer in his hands because, despite being thrifty, he will be able to invest in the country’s development in other areas such as education, health, and the economy.
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“Yes they said l am stingy, but we are not out to steal the nation’s wealth but all we want to do is to use the nation’s money for our people and development of this country
“They said that I’m stingy, we want stingy people now, so that we can keep the money. We want to make sure we use your money to transform the country.
“This election that is coming now, don’t vote for anybody because of tribe but vote for someone that will move the country forward.
“This election is about character and people we can trust. Everybody knows the schools my running mate and I attended. You all know our age, our schools and everything about us. Our background are known.
“When I was the governor in Anambra, everybody knows what I did, all the works I did. When I left government, I left $150m, everybody knows this, they know where I live, you can go and verify.
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He said the country will be more secured with the LP at the helms of affairs saying “the entire Nigeria is insecured , people are living in suffering and hunger. We want to secure and unite Nigeria. We want to move Nigeria from consumption to production.
“No more schools strikes. We will support small businesses. No Nigerians will leave his or her community because of insecurity. We guarantee you that insecurity will stop. We want to fight corruption. We will make sure that we have electricity”
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“We don’t want anybody to say that it is my turn, we want to change Nigeria for better. Our children will be in school, we don’t want people to run out of Nigeria again. We want to structure Nigeria for development. We want to build a better Nigeria, so go out and support us.
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“So go and pick your PVCs and vote for Labour Party and make sure that they count the vote. I’m the only Governor that left good money in office as far as the history of Anambra State is concerned.
“We will make sure that our security men work in a conducive environment and their families will be okay so that they can protect the citizens very well.
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Speaking on insecurity, Obi said that “the entire Nigeria is insecured, people are living in suffering and hunger We want to secure and unit Nigeria. We want to move Nigeria from consumption to production.
No more schools strikes. We will support small businesses. No Nigerians will leave his or her community because of insecurity. We guarantee you that insecurity will stop. We want to fight corruption. We will make sure that we have electricity.
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Julius Abure, the National Chairman of the Labour Party, remarked that Nigeria “is at a crossroads and all sectors are not working, but we are ready to make Nigeria work again.”
“We need someone like Peter Obi who knows the route,” Abure continued. He possesses all the necessary tools to alter political dynamics and narratives.
Chief Sola Ebiseni, the coordinator for the Labour Party in the South West, made it clear that the South East should take turns holding the president.
Ebiseni continued, “For fairness and equality, the southeast should be chosen for to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. The Yorubas have had their turn.”
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