The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Sunday expressed displeasure over recent comments by the All Progressives Congress, flag-bearer, Bola Tinubu, tagging him as ‘Mr Stingy.’
Premium Politics had on Saturday reported that Tinubu, during his campaign speech in Ondo State, said the former governor of Anambra State saved money instead of saving people, tagging him as a stingy parent.
Tinubu said, “All he could do was boast that he saved money. But I tell you it is a wicked parent that holds money in his hand yet allows his children to starve.
“Likewise, it is a heartless governor who holds back money when people went hungry, and schools, road, and clinics went into disrepair. Neither the city-dweller nor farmer prospered under him.”
However, during an interview on Channels TV, Obi dismissed Tinubu’s statement arguing that no one can fault him for refusing to steal public funds and questioned when saving has become an issue.
He said, “It’s good that when my opponents talk. Let us talk about corruption. One of the things that are killing this country today is Corruption Perception Index, which is measured by how you manage public assets, nepotism, how you share the land, how you manage your money, and everything.
“I’ve challenged everyone to say, ‘Go and see whether there is anywhere a kobo of Anambra State money is missing.’ Saving has now become an issue. When people have stolen all the money and impoverished the country and you are now questioning a man who left the money without anybody telling me to leave it and go”