Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), says he would be be prudent in the management of public funds if elected as the president of Nigeria in the forthcoming presidential election.
Recall that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had earlier described Obi as a stingy man who could not be trusted with the future of the country.
However, Obi, reacting in Akure, Ondo State his campaign rally on Saturday, Obi said the country would be safer in the hands of a stingy man like him.
The LP candidate said he would be able to invest in education, health, economy and other sectors to develop the country.
“Yes they said l am stingy, but we are not out to steal the nation’s wealth. All we want to do is to use the nation’s money for our people and development of this country
“They said that I’m stingy; we want stingy people now, so that we can keep the money. We want to make sure we use your money to transform the country.
“This election that is coming now, don’t vote for anybody because of tribe but vote for someone that will move the country forward.
“We don’t want anybody to say that it is my turn; we want to change Nigeria for better. Our children will be in school, we don’t want people to run out of Nigeria again. We want to structure Nigeria for development. So, go and pick your PVCs and vote for Labour Party and make sure that they count the vote.
Meanwhile, the LP National Chairman, Julius Abure, at the rally, lamented that the nation was at crossroads and all sectors were not working, adding that the party was ready to make Nigeria work again.