The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi has vowed to stop campaigning for the presidency if anyone can prove he misappropriated funds received as governor of Anambra state.
The former governor made the statement while speaking to Nigerians in the United Kingdom and urged officials working in the government to stop stealing public funds.
According to Obi, he received over half a trillion naira during his eight-year tenure as the governor of Anambra state without misappropriating any percentage of the money.
He further dared anyone to prove his statement wrong, adding that if they can, he would stop campaigning for the presidency.
“Stop the Stealing. I received about half a Trillion Naira as governor in 8 years. If anyone can show me where 1% of it was misappropriated, I will stop campaigning.”Peter Obi said to Nigerians in the UK
Peter Obi Denies Raising Funds For Campaign Abroad
Meanwhile, Peter Obi recently denied claims that he is currently on a fund-raising tour for his campaign in the United States and Europe.
Naija News reports that the Obi was reacting to a call by a support group under the aegis of Tinubu-Shettima Connect, asking the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify him from the 2023 presidential race over violation of the Electoral Act on campaign funding.
The statement added that Obi’s trip was to sensitise and carry along Nigerians abroad on his upcoming agenda of rebuilding the country.
It said Obi’s foreign trips have become a worry to the ruling APC because its leaders cannot meet Nigerians in diaspora knowing that they contributed to their leaving the country in the first place.