My 2 Graduate children don’t own any car – Peter Obi


Mr. Peter Obi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has said his two graduate children do not own cars yet because they have to make their own money to buy their own cars. Obi made the disclosure on Thursday, January 3, when delivering a lecture in Agulu, Anaocha local government area of Anambra state, The Punch reports. The business man turned politician said his children were not relying on him to get their own cars because he trained them to be self-reliant.

He described Nigeria was a place where people crave free money to live in luxury, adding that that he had chosen not to join people who crave primitive acquisition. He said: “I have two graduates who are working, a boy and a girl, and the two of them don’t own any car because they haven’t made enough money to buy a car. “They were here for the Christmas, and I was talking to some people about them and the person said he saw my son and that he always jumps on buses and tricycles.

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Some people don’t like it that way. They believe I am rich and that my children should not be trekking, and that they should be provided cars. “But I believe they do not have the money; so, they have to trek. “Who will give them cars — is it me? My money is my own; so, they should work for theirs.” Meanwhile, a senior lawyer and spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo, said on Thursday, January 3, that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not a threat in the 2019 elections. Keyamo said that the PDP would never serve as a threat to the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports Keyamo made the claim on Thursday, January 3, during the inauguration of the Women and Youths Wing of the APC presidential campaign team in Abuja. The report said he called on APC supporters to intensify efforts towards ensuring that the party recorded massive victory at the polls. Read more