317 views 3 min 0 Comment

“I am not stingy, I just use funds for public good”- Obi

- July 23, 2022

Nigerian politicians have been advised to use public fund for the good of the people.

The Labour Party Presidential flagbearer and former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, handed down this advice on Sunday at the Matter Dei Catholic Church on the occasion of an interdenominational Prayer Meeting organized by the Catholic Action of Nigeria, Umuahia Diocesan Chapter.

Obi said “I am not stingy. I use public money for public good”.

He urged Nigerians to verify all candidates, adding that failure to do that may result to anarchy”.

The presidential candidate described as unacceptable that with all the huge resources God gave Nigeria, many people go hungry and “don’t know when the next meal will come”.

Obi said he never took anything or receive from anything from any body as Anambra Governor, instead kept money for Anambra people.

He emphasised on the need to change the economy of Nigeria from consumption to production, stating that as a President, “within two years, massive development will span across the states and make border cities to be one”.

In his speech, the Abia State governorship candidate of Labour Party, Dr. Alex Otti, said, “This is the time for Nigeria and Abia State to be taken over”.

Otti said, “Obi shares and practices frugality. If we want to fix this country, we must have to cut the cost of governance”.

Also speaking, the Auxiliary Bishop and Mater Dei Cathedral Administrator, Bishop Michael Kalu Ukpong, who was represented by Cathedral Chancellor, Henry Maduka, called for intercessory prayer for the “intervention of God who knows Nigeria and Nigerians too well”.

Ukpong said, “He knows the difficulties Nigeria is experiencing and knows how to fix these difficulties and hardship, having blessed the country with human and natural resources.

“God is now granting us new opportunities to heed to His calls and give us a new dimensions and to avoid part of doom and destruction.

“He is now granting us a new opportunity by next year. God will not come down to cast votes, but us, human beings.

“We have a part to play and cooperate with God’s inspiration, otherwise, the self-destruction will continue to re-echo.

“We need to act decisively and act according to the will of God.

“It is not only casting our votes, but also defend the votes. It is the time to build up out nation, states and local governments”.

He urged Nigerians to take time and examine each and every candidate.

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, were among the dignitaries at the occasion.

Before proceeding to the event, Obi had earlier visited the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, at the latter’s home town.

Share this post