The stinginess of Peter Obi is what Nigeria needs to ensure its long-term viability. Odumegwu Ojukwu's widow, Bianca Ojukwu, has revealed a tale about Peter Obi's claimed stinginess.
Obi's Labour Party's presidential candidate, Fr. Ejike Mbaka of Enugu, Nigeria's Adoration Ministry (AMEN), made a comment that sparked Ojukwu's ire: he explained why Obi would never become the next President of Nigeria.
The priest at the Adoration premises had told his congregation that Obi is stingy and cursed, emphasizing that an elderly man would be preferable to a stingy young one' as President.
You either live by your beliefs or violate the mold in which the Almighty formed you. Anyone in a progressive country is judged on their principles, not his or their wealth.
For a more compassionate and resource-efficient world, everyone should follow Peter Obi's lead and stop calling his lifestyle "stinginess."
The whole statement by Bianca Odumegwu OjukuThere will be no apologies, please. Bianca Ojukwu on Peter Obi's alleged 'Stinginess.'
Peter Obi, Governor of Anambra State at the time, met Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and me in Dallas, Texas, sometime in 2009. He was scheduled to attend a black-tie gala at the Dallas Marriot to deliver a well-wisher from Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
Even more strange was his desire to freshen up when he arrived at our house after flying into Dallas airport with a small carry-on bag. When the Ikemba and I questioned whether he was anticipating any further bags, he unzipped his carry-on bag, complete with documents, files, a few toiletries, and an extra shirt.
What are you going to wear to tonight's event?' we enquired. At that time, it dawned on him that he couldn't attend such an event in casual attire.
He needed a new suit, and I insisted on bringing him to the menswear department of Nieman Marcus. As soon as we arrived, he was busy converting dollars to nairas. A snazzy Tom Ford suit costing $3,985 with tax was the ideal fit for him.
'Do you know how many pupils this amount of money can train in Nigeria?' he asked me. The governor, the mayor, senators, and CEOs of major corporations, would be in attendance that evening, so he needed to look his best. I reminded him of this while he was getting ready.
We ended up in Steinmart when he refused to pay the "outrageous amount" for the Tom Ford suit, and he was glad to wear a simple men's suit for the evening's event for 220 dollars, tax included.
As we drove to the airport to say our goodbyes and bid him farewell, he dug into his pocket and pulled out an envelope stuffed with crisp $100. The envelope contained a total of $3,800.
This is the rest of the money I'd have spent on the Ford suit if I hadn't already bought it. I'm curious whether someone in the United States would spend that much for a suit labeled "Peter Obi." I've removed the cost of the outfit we ended up purchasing from the total. Please donate the remaining funds to your charitable organization so that they may be used to aid people in need. Assuming you do what I have asked, thank you. We couldn't stop laughing. It's Peter Obi at his best.
The final recipients of that Generosity were Madam Theresa Agbo, a yam seller who was left penniless and homeless after a fire destroyed her yam shed, Callistus Egbe, who was bedridden and in need of financial assistance to pay for his children's school fees, and the Mgbemena family of six, who had been forced to leave their one-room apartment because their sole breadwinner had run into financial difficulties and could no longer support the family.
A person's faith or faithlessness is a choice that must be made at some point in their lifetimes. Anyone in a progressive country is judged on their principles, not wealth.
If Peter Obi is right and this style of living is what he calls stinginess,' then we should all follow his lead to create a more humanitarian and environmentally friendly world.