Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, has said those who are spreading the notion that he is stingy are those who feel threatened by his commitment to enforce fiscal discipline in the use of public funds.
He also debunked claims that he was stingy in nature.
Obi said this while speaking as a special guest in a programme at the Human Rights Radio popularly called Berekete Radio, in Abuja, on Monday.
Obi explained that the perception about him being stingy is his fiscal discipline in the management of public funds and those who lose out in the blockage of waste consider this as being stingy.
According to him, ordinary Nigerians have critical roles to play in the selection process of who govern this country and they can only do that through their Permanent Voters Card.
The LP Standard bearer said he is seeking to be hired by the real owners of Nigeria- the ordinary downtrodden citizens of this country who have suffered hardships in the midst of plenty.
He said he is seeking office because he wants to build a new Nigeria where the populace are secured and productive.
Obi also took time to explain to listeners the why it was important that the antecedents of all the applicants should be considered before considering the applicant for job placement.
The former Anambra State Governor used the opportunity to take listeners through his resume in the public and private sectors, said that having done it well in the past, he is well equipped to do better being the most qualified of all the candidates.