Peter Obi: Any ‘Snake’ That Swallows Money Under My Administration Must Vomit It
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said that the issue of millions of naira being swallowed by animals will never happen under his administration if he is elected president.
He stated this on Friday while addressing students of the University of Abuja during a town hall meeting in the school.
Obi brought up a past incident which happened during the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari when a JAMB official claimed that a snake swallowed N36 million.
The former Governor said if any government official makes such claim with him as president, the snake must be found and forced to vomit the money.
“If I dare hear anyone say a snake swallowed money in my regime as President, we must look for that snake to vomit all the money”, he said.
The LP flagbearer told his audience that leaders who identify what the problems of the country are will be able to lead the people to the new Nigeria they desire.
Obi added; “I assure you that a new Nigeria is possible and that new Nigeria will be made possible by leaders who understand what the problem is. This election that is coming ought not to be based on ethnicity. If you are from the North and anybody says vote for me because I am from the North, tell him that the poorest people are from the North.
“They haven’t solved for years, in fact, it is unsecured. They have voted North since but what did they do? They used the controversies to ride to power. South-East is the same thing, poor people are everywhere. So please, it is not about ethnicity”.
Obi also raised concerns about the northern region not living up to his great potentials as he noted that 9 out of the 10 poorest states in the country are in the north despite having enormous arable land for farming that can ensure Nigeria not only feed itself as a country but also export agricultural products to earn foreign exchange.