Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, has vowed not to steal public funds, saying God should punish his children if he commits such a crime if elected Nigeria’s president in 2023.
Obi said he’s not contesting to be Nigeria’s president in 2023 to acquire wealth.
The LP presidential flagbearer, who spoke while addressing his supporters in the United States of America, said he was already well-blessed and richer than the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.
He said the fear about whether he would dip his hands in the till when he becomes the president of the country should not even arise.
Obi 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.”
Lately, Obi had travelled to the USA, Canada, London, Rome and Germany to engage with Nigerians and seek their support for his 2023 presidential bid.