The Peoples Democratic Celebration Vice Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, on Thursday mentioned his two graduate youngsters didn’t personal automobiles.
He mentioned the kids should earn cash by themselves to purchase their very own automobiles and never counting on him, the Punch studies.
My two graduate youngsters don’t personal a automobile – Peter Obi
Obi, who spoke to his kinsmen in Agulu, Anaocha Native Authorities Space of Anambra State throughout a lecture organised in his honour by Agulu Peoples Meeting, mentioned Nigeria was a spot the place individuals crave free cash to reside in luxurious.
Obi mentioned he had educated his youngsters to be self-reliant, including that he had chosen to not be part of individuals who crave primitive acquisition.
“I’ve two graduates who’re working, a boy and a woman, and the 2 of them don’t personal any automobile as a result of they haven’t made sufficient cash to purchase a automobile.
“They have been right here for the Christmas, and I used to be speaking to some individuals about them and the particular person mentioned he noticed my son and that he all the time jumps on buses and tricycles.
“Some individuals don’t prefer it that manner. They imagine I’m wealthy and that my youngsters shouldn’t be trekking, and that they need to be offered automobiles.
“However I imagine they don’t have the cash; so, they must trek.
“Who will give them automobiles — is it me? My cash is my very own; so, they need to work for theirs.”
He mentioned he was not contesting the VP place to earn cash, however to construct a greater Nigeria.
He described Nigeria as “a collapsing country” that wanted to be salvaged by voting for the best crop of leaders who’ve been examined and proved.
“I’ve been 5 years out of presidency, and nobody has come to say anybody naira was lacking in authorities underneath my watch. EFCC can come and probe me in the event that they like, I’m not afraid.
“I’m not right here to marketing campaign to my individuals as a result of I come from right here and you recognize what I did in Anambra.
“Simply give me the chance and we’ll change Nigeria, and the nation will begin working once more.”