The Presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, has denied the notion that he is a stingy politician, saying he prefers to use public money for public good.
This is as he appealed to Nigerian politicians to be accountable with the public funds they’ve been entrusted with.
The ex-Anambra State Governor made this known at the Matter Dei Catholic Church on the occasion of an interdenominational Prayer Meeting organised by the Catholic Action of Nigeria, Umuahia Diocesan Chapter on Saturday.
As reported by The Punch, the event had in attendance dignitaries which include; Abia State governorship candidate of Labour Party, Dr. Alex Otti, Sen. Victor Ume of Anambra State; the Methodist Prelate, Kalu Uche; Christian Association of Nigeria, Abia Chairman, Apostle Agomuo; and Abia State chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria among others.
While making his speech, Obi said, “I am not stingy. I use public money for public good”.
The ex-governor also advised Nigerians to subject all the presidential candidates in the 2023 election to proper scrutiny, warning that failure to do that may result to anarchy.
Obi described as unacceptable that despite the huge resources God has deposited in Nigeria, many people still endure hunger and “don’t know when the next meal will come.”
He reiterated that he never took anything nor receive anything from anybody while he was governing Anambra State, adding that he preserved the state funds for the Anambra people.