We No Dey Give Shishi: 'Peter Obi Likes Good Things,' Wike Counters Ex-governor's Slogan
- Governor Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate for Labour Party has been described as a man who loves the good things of life
- This description of Peter Obi was given by the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday, November 17
- According to Wike, he had a good judgement of the kind of things Obi likes after visiting his residence in Anambra
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The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday, described the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as a man who loves the good things in life.
Speaking during the commissioning of the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover in Port Harcourt, the state capital city, Wike said unlike people's perception of Peter Obi, the former governor is not poor.
Wike's remarks follow the belief by many that Obi is not one to give in to unnecessary spending or an extravagant lifestyle.
Peter Obi has severally used the slogan, "we no dey give shishi" to explain that he would not champion a governance system where leaders steal from public funds to live any kind of ostentatious lifestyles.
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The former governor known for the above slogan also preaches a lean governance system - a wide contradiction to what is practised by many leaders across the country.
Wike introduces Peter Obi to the teeming crowd
However, while introducing the former governor of Anambra who was the special guest of honour in the commissioning of the flyover in Port Harcourt, Wike said:
"I judged you when I came to your house in Anambra. You know when people see you, they think that you don't like good things.
"I went to your house and I just stayed in your house and I looked around.
"I say this man, he likes good things oo! even the food that he served us, no be poor man food be that one; even the drinks, I was surprised. I was telling my colleague, so this man, he likes these kinds of good things like this.
"Na when em come outside, he dey do like person wey go die that time."
Confusion as Peter Obi speaks on what Nigeria can do with borrowed funds
Peter Obi said that he is not totally against taking loans or borrowing funds from other countries and international agencies in Nigeria.
The Labour Party's presidential candidate said his concern is when the funds borrowed are not directed into the proper channels that would bring growth or productivity.
According to Obi, there is a need for Nigeria as a nation to cut down on the cost of governance and invest more in regenerative projects that will benefit the people.
2023 election: Confusion as Adams Oshiomhole levels heavy allegation against
Peter Obi Labour Party's flag bearer Peter Obi had earlier been described as Nigeria's highest importer of unemployment.
This description of Peter Obi was given by a former governor of Edo state and national chairman of All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole alleged that Obi imports unemployment into Nigeria because of his business by bringing various items from outside the country.