Obi to Nigerians: Work to earn, don’t wait for free money •Explains why he won’t buy cars for his children

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 4 January 2019 | 1,447 times

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•PDP Vice Presidential Candidate Peter Obi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, on Thursday described Nigeria as a country where people crave for free handouts to live a luxury life. 

He stated this during a lecture put together by Agulu Peoples Assembly (APA) in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area, Anambra State.

Obi said he trained his two graduate children to be self-reliant and not depend on his wealth, adding that neither of them owns a car.

He said: “My two children, a boy and a girl, must make money by themselves to buy their own cars and not relying on me.

“They are employed graduates but they don’t own any car because they haven’t made enough money to buy a car.

“They were here for the Christmas, and I was talking to some people about them and the person said he saw my son and that he always jumps on buses and tricycles.

“Some people don’t like it that way. They believe I am rich and that my children should not be trekking, and that they should be provided cars. But I believe they do not have the money; so, they have to trek.

“Who will give them cars — is it me? My money is my own; so, they should work for theirs.”

While saying that he had chosen not to join people who crave primitive acquisition, the former Anambra State Governor explained that he was not in the VP contest to amass money, but to build a better Nigeria.

Obi described Nigeria as “a collapsing country” that needs to be rescued by voting for the right crop of leaders who have been tested and proved.

He added: “I have been five years out of government, and no one has come to say any one naira was missing in government under my watch. EFCC can come and probe me if they like; I am not afraid.

“I am not here to campaign to my people because I come from here and you know what I did in Anambra.”

Obi further appealed for support from his kinsmen saying that PDP victory at the polls will steer the country back to its proper place.

Source: News Express

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