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“We Need A Stingy Man Like Peter Obi To Run Nigeria”, Popular Politician Replies Tinubu

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“We Need A Stingy Man Like Peter Obi To Run Nigeria”, Popular Politician Replies Tinubu

Pat Utomi, professor of political economy, says Nigeria needs a stingy man like Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), to run its affairs.

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At a presidential rally in Akure, Ondo state capital, Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), described Obi as a stingy man.

Tinubu said Obi’s philosophy of saving state funds is wicked and a recipe for underdevelopment.

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Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Friday, Utomi said Obi has a transformational mindset needed to reshape Nigeria.

Utomi said Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot take Nigeria forward.

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The reason I would not touch the candidate of the APC or PDP is that I know they will not take Nigeria forward. They will get into these actions, and their friends will get rich but Nigeria would still be stuck,” he said.

“So, we needed a new kind of platform. That was the first thing that recommended a new order. Peter Obi came along. Even though he has played in the system, there are some new strengths he brought into the system.

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“If you look at his Anambra experience, Peter Obi had to rebuild democracy. In the state, they used to lock their governors in toilets and they have godfathers cart away [money].

“Schools were closed. Everything was shut. For two years, they didn’t go to school or something. Pension and benefits weren’t paid. Then, he came to that process, and Anambra became a new kind of place. Every pension was paid.

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“From what I know of him, he has a transformational mindset. Something got me about the fact that someone said he is stingy, my goodness, the only thing you need now is a stingy man to run Nigeria, the guys are bleeding the place. [He needs] to stop the bleeding.”

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