- The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has vowed that he will never embezzle public funds when he becomes Nigeria's president
- Obi said he would rather utilise money from Nigeria's treasury to fund education and give Nigerians hope
- The former Anambra governor said this when he denied the claim that he does not give money for campaigns
Obi said it is not true that he does not give "shishi" (money) for his presidential campaign rallies, Vanguard reports.
Obi gave this rebuttal during his meeting with north-eastern stakeholders in Abuja on Monday, December 5.
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“People say we don’t give people ‘shishi’. It is not true. But I want to use your money for your good. I want to use it to educate your children and give them opportunities."
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However, the former Anambra governor said what he will never do is misuse public funds when he takes over leadership of Nigeria in 2023.
Obi said if he must touch funds from the country's treasury, it will be for the good of fellow Nigerians and their children.
“I don’t want to steal your money. That’s not what I am doing because it is wrong. Rather, I want to be part of you and your children.
“I want you to understand that I am committed to you. I am committed to the Northeast. I am not going to be your president from Abuja.
“I am going to be your President from the Northeast. There’s no way I will not tour every single state of Nigeria. I’ll be everywhere."
"We no dey give shi shi" fighting over ‘shi shi’: Keyamo releases video of Obidients arguing over money
A viral video of Obidients arguing over money sharing after campaigning for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has gone viral.
The video was shared on Twitter on Friday, November 11, by Festus Keyamo (SAN), the spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
After making reference to Obi's earlier remark made in pidgin - "We no dey give shi shi", Keyamo mocked the former Anambra governor's supporters by saying that they were actually fighting over money.