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General News of Wednesday, 11 January 2023


Mixed reactions after Peter Obi says Nigeria needs a stingy president

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Nigerians on social media have reacted to the statement by Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party that Nigeria needs a stingy president.

The former Anambra governor said the presidency of Nigeria is not a retirement loan, insisting that the country needs a stingy leader at the moment.

His comment comes off the back of accusations by Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Obi is stingy, paying a close look at his track record as governor of Anambra State.

Reacting, Obi said he owed no one any apology for being stingy, adding that he is the youngest, the fittest and the most qualified candidate to be President among the four leading contestants.

He stated these at a town hall meeting with Anambra traditional rulers at the Government House, Awka, as part of his nationwide campaign for the presidential election in February.

His statement has generated some reactions on social media.

lizzynwaghodoh said: "PO you are an Economist you know what is right and wrong and would not cheat or destroy what is in your hand your integrity is immeasurable best of luck"

anaizak wrote: "Look at what those who are not stingy has done to Nigeria. Currently, Nigeria owe 77 trillion Naira and has nothing to show for it."

godwintruthz commented: "If Nigeria is so blessed and still there is hunger in the land why then do we need stingy leaders. The resources plenty Abeg make una let am reach common people hand Mr president. we don’t need a stingy president. We want a leader that use the country resource for the citizens. Build houses for the homeless, feed the hungry, give to the needy. Please don’t be stingy oga the money is ours not your so you can’t be stingy with our own thing."

cynthia_ish said: "Yes o! We've tried lavish ones(PDP) and We've tried greedy ones (APC). Let's try a stingy one (LP). I believe it would be better."

walejamess said: "If usa government are stingy we won't stay here been stingy is not the solution but good management and good governance people should live happily all the money you claim you saved in anambra and people are suffering what happened to it after you left?"

alexdon237 commented: "Yes, we need stingy not looters like tinubu groups"