The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, on Tuesday, said the presidency of Nigeria is not a retirement loan, insisting that the country needs a stingy leader at the moment.
Obi also 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.
He said, “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.
”After meeting with the stakeholders in Awka, the LP presidential candidate is expected to proceed to Onitsha, where he would also meet supporters who have converged there.
Speaking at the All Saints Cathedral Field, Onitsha, a former governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, assured the gathering who had been waiting patiently since morning that election would hold in February and the winner declared.
Ezeife said, “This 2023 election will be held successfully. There will be no interim government in Nigeria after the general elections, Peter Obi will be sworn-in as the overall winner of the election.
“He is the man of the people, I urge you all to come out en masse and vote for him, and elect a brand new president of Nigeria.”