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2023: When Did Saving Govt Money Become An Issue? – Obi Queries Tinubu After He Called Him Stingy

Posted by Thandiubani on Tue 10th Jan, 2023 - tori.ng

Recall that Tinubu had in a campaign speech over the last week alleged that Obi watched his people suffer and saved the State’s funds rather than save the people.

 
Peter Obi, the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate has wondered when it became a crime to save government money.
 
He was reacting to a comment by his opponent in the forthcoming presidential election, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, mocking him as ‘Mr Stingy.’
 
Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, made the remark on Sunday during The Peoples Townhall, organised by Channels Television and its partners.
 
Recall that Tinubu had in a campaign speech over the last week alleged that Obi watched his people suffer and saved the State’s funds rather than save the people.
 
However, Obi dismissed the remarks, saying that no one could fault him for refusing to steal public funds.
 
“I’ve challenged everyone to say, ‘Go and see whether there is anywhere a kobo of Anambra State money is missing.’ Saving has now become an issue. When people have stolen all the money and impoverished the country, you are now questioning a man who left the money without anybody telling me to leave it and go,” Obi said.
 
Obi added that when he became governor in 2006, the global benchmark for measuring development was the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, which he started implementing in 2008, but that his State was number one in education, health, and had the best road network when it had stopped in 2015.
 


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