Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of Labour Party (LP), says he is not contesting to be Nigeria’s president to amass wealth.
Speaking while addressing his supporters in the United States, Obi said he was already well-blessed and richer than Joe Biden, president of the United States of America.
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The former Anambra State Governor said the fear as to whether he would steal Nigeria’s money when he becomes the president of the country should not even arise.
He said: “If I take public money that I’m not entitled to, God should punish my children and me. Not because of anything but God gave me enough. I say to people, President Biden is worth 8.9 million USD. Why should somebody like me steal public money when I am richer than the American President?
“I am already over-blessed by God. We just need to develop our country. I’m not looking for a private jet, sophisticated house or to buy a house in America, because I can’t live in America. What we are doing is not about the normal politics or contesting elections.”
In the past few weeks, Obi had been to the USA, Canada, London, Rome and Germany to engage with Nigerians and seek their support for the 2023 presidential elections.