The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has said he is not afraid being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Obi, while stressing that five years since he left as governor of Anambra state, no one has come to say one naira was missing in government under his watch, said he did not accept to be running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to make money, but to build a better Nigeria.
Obi said this while addressing his kinsmen in Agulu, Anaocha local government area of Anambra State yesterday during a lecture organised in his honour by Agulu Peoples Assembly.
“I have been five years out of government, and no one has come to say any one naira is missing in government under my watch. EFCC can come and probe me if they like, but I am not afraid.“I have suffered in Nigeria politics. During my impeachment as a governor, I came back to Agulu stayed and later went to court, and I stayed for three years in court to recover my mandate.
“Youths are not getting job because someone at the helm of affairs is mismanaging opportunities. Nigerian youths who are graduates are living in their father’s house in their productive age, you can imagine what will happen in their old age.
“I am not here to campaign to my people because I come from here and you know what I did in Anambra. Just give me the opportunity and we will change Nigeria, and the country will start working again.
“We will reduce poverty, reduce unemployment, we only ask for the opportunity. These things will not happen overnight, but must begin to come down gradually,” Obi said.He said Nigeria is a place where people crave for free money to live in luxury.
Obi however said he has trained himself and his children to live within his earnings, and that he has chosen not to join the people whose only craving is how to acquire luxury items.
His words, “I have two graduates who are working, a boy and a girl, and two of them don’t drive 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 yes that he saw my son and and he always jumping buses and tricycles.
“Some.people don’t like it that way, they believe I am rich and my children should not be trekking, and that they should be provided with 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. They should get theirs.”
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