Labour Party Presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi has said that he is richer than U.S. president, Joe Biden.
He made the statement while addressing Nigerians in US during the consultative visit, as he noted that he is too rich to think of siphoning money from government treasury.
According to the former Anambra governor, God has blessed him enough so he sees no need to steal ‘public funds’.
A video from the event was shared on microblogging platform, Twitter, and it captured Obi recounting how he visited US when he was campaigning to become governor in 2002.
He revealed that he placed a curse on himself for God to punish him if he ever steals government money.
Speaking on why it will be belittling of him to do such, Obi said that he is richer than Joe Biden whose worth stood at $8.9 million as at when he declared.
The LP candidate wondered why he, who is from the so-called third-world country, would steal public funds when he is richer than Biden, president of the United States.
“President Biden is worth 8.9 million USD, why should somebody like me from a 3rd world country steal public money when I am richer than the American president,” Obi said.
He further stated that he lives in Anambra state and is not looking to own a private jet, or eager to own a mansion in America.
Watch him speak below:
President Biden is worth 8.9 million USD, why should somebody like me from a 3rd world country steal public money when I am richer than the American president" Mr. Peter Obi#Obidatti2023 #OBIdient #gistloversDavido"Big Wiz""Sanwo Olu""Remi Tinubu" pic.twitter.com/9oV8mNJU88— Don ⚪ (@chibuok) September 5, 2022