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General News of Wednesday, 11 January 2023


Nigeria needs a stingy leader to be developed - Peter Obi

Peter Obi, Presidential candidate Peter Obi, Presidential candidate

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said that the presidency of Nigeria needs a stingy leader.

He said this shortly after the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu described him as a stingy person who chose to save money rather than help his people during his tenure as Governor of Anambra state.

Peter Obi on his part said he owes no one an apology for being stingy as he considers himself the best candidate to lead the country.

Speaking at the Channels Television town hall meeting on Tuesday, January 10, Obi stated that he is the youngest, fittest and most qualified presidential candidate.

"This is not about turn but about capacity because if it is about turn, people like us would insist that it is our turn and should be considered.

"The job of a President is not a retirement loan or for any kind of settlement but about uniting and rebuilding the country.

"They said that I am a stingy man and I say they didn’t say that I am extravagant or that I embezzled public funds only that I am stingy and I tell you the job and the Presidency of our country needs a stingy person "

"When you look at me and my Running mate you would discover that we are young compared with the other candidates who are older and our National Chairman is in his fifties but the National Chairman of the other candidates is about seventy or over that."

"When you talk about qualification, I am the most qualified and the youngest among them and this is not a job for rehabilitation of people because Nigeria needs a strong and vibrant person as President and one that is in tune with the trending and modern style of leadership so that our country would be counted among the committee of great Nations in the world."