Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate has said that unlike some of his political opponents, he will not steal public funds, rather he would be committed to the development of the country.
He stated this on Saturday, while pledging that if elected the president of Nigeria he will be prudent in the management of public funds.
This was in response to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, who described Obi as a stingy man that could not be trusted with the future of the nation.
Obi, speaking during his presidential campaign rally in Akure, the Ondo State said the country would be safer in the hands of a stingy man like him.
He said “Yes they said l am stingy, but we are not out to steal the nation’s wealth. All we want to do is to use the nation’s money for our people and development of this country.
“They said that I’m stingy; we want stingy people now, so that we can keep the money. We want to make sure we use your money to transform the country.
“This election that is coming now, don’t vote for anybody because of tribe but vote for someone that will move the country forward.
“We don’t want anybody to say that it is my turn; we want to change Nigeria for better. Our children will be in school, we don’t want people to run out of Nigeria again. We want to structure Nigeria for development. So, go and pick your PVCs and vote for Labour Party and make sure that they count the vote.”
Meanwhile, the APC candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu had accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar of looting PTDF during their tenure in office.
Obasanjo and former Vice president, Atiku governed Nigeria between 1999 and 2007.
Tinubu leveled the accusation against them while addressing APC supporters during a presidential rally in Damaturu, Yobe state.
The former Lagos state governor also ridiculed the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party under which the past leaders were elected.
The APC flagbearer further assured the people that if he is voted into office in February, he will lead the country with sincerity and transparency as well as provide job opportunities for the youth.
He said; “Obasanjo and Atiku after sharing the money left by Muhammadu Buhari in PTDF, what did they do? They started buying cars for their girlfriends and they went to the Wuse Market in Abuja and argued about it and fought shame! on them.
“We mean what we say. We are not like that other party, 16 years of argument and absent-mindedness. I promise you hope, sincerity, transparency, jobs for the youths, the revival of agriculture, hope for the hopeless, homes for the homeless”.