- A former Ambassador of Nigeria to Spain gave a heartwarming detail of how Peter Obi planted a seed of hope in the lives of three households
- < strong> The ex-beauty queen said the Labor nominee’s kind of stinginess was worth emulating by all for the sake of humanity.
- In her opinion, measures every advanced nation an individual in his values and not his vaults as seen in the world today
An outburst of the spiritual leader of the worship ministry Enugu, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, Peter Obi has continued to provoke reactions on the frugality of the Labor Party presidential candidate.
One of these reactions comes from Bianca Ojukwu, a former Ambassador of Nigeria to Spain and the widow of the late warlord of Biafran, Dim Chukwuemek a Ojukwu.
Bianca, while recounting her experience of the “stingy” nature of Obi, a former Go, Vernor of Anambra State said in life, either you live according to your beliefs or you desecrate the form by which you were created.
She published the article entitled; ‘No apologies please. on Peter Obi’s supposed “stinginess”, on her personal Facebook page.
The former ambassador noted that every progressive nation measures an individual by their values and not by their values.
Bianca said if this way of life is derided by Obi as “stinginess” then everyone must adopt such a way of life for a better world.
Read her full article on Peter Obi’s ‘stinginess’, presented by Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka.
No apologies please.
On Peter Obi’s alleged ‘stinginess’. …
Sometime in 2009, ‘Mr’ (as he preferred to be addressed) Peter Obi, Governor of the State of Anambra, visited Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and myself in Dallas, Texas. He came to receive a get well message from Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and he was billed to attend a black tie event at the Dallas Marriott.
Oddly enough, he flew into Dallas Airport with a small carry-on bag, which he insisted on spinning around himself and asked when he came to our residence to freshen up. He was opening his carry-on, filled with files and paperwork and a few toiletries and an extra shirt, when the Ikemba and I asked if he was expecting another piece of luggage and he said no.
“Then, what will you you wear to the event tonight?” we asked. It was at this point that he realized that he could not appear at such a ceremony in casual clothes.
I insisted on taking him to Nieman Marcus’ luxury men’s shop to buy a smart black suit. When we got there he was busy doing the currency conversion from dollars to naira. The suit that suited him perfectly was a smart Tom Ford suit priced at $3,985 plus tax. He did the math and said to me, “Do you know how many students that amount of money can educate in Nigeria?” I reminded him that he was both the governor and the special guest for the guests attending expected that evening, including mayors, senators and corporate executives, he had to be dressed in tip-top shape.
To keep the story short, he refused what he called an “outrageous price” for to pay for the Tom Ford suit, and that’s how we ended up at Steinmart, where he agreed to pay a more reasonable price of $220 including taxes for a plain men’s suit that he was happy to wear to the evening event.
What What I noticed was that on his way to the airport to see him off on his flight back to Nigeria, he reached into his pocket and pulled out an envelope containing crisp hundred dollar bills. The amount in the envelope was $3,800.
He said, “Anyanwu, this is the balance of the money I would have paid for the ‘Ford’ suit. If the tag on the suit was “Peter Obi,” I wonder if anyone in America would pay that amount for it. I deducted the amount we paid for the suit we ended up buying. Please use this credit for your charity to help those in need. I trust you will do so. We all laughed heartily. Vintage Peter Obi !
The subsequent beneficiaries of this largese were Madam Theresa Agbo, a yams seller who was left destitute and evicted when her yams shed was destroyed by fire, Callistus Egbe who was bedridden due to illness and needed help with the school fees of his young children and the Mgbemena family of six who were evicted from their one bedroom accommodation (which we later doubled to two bedrooms) because their breadwinner was going through hard times and could no longer afford the rent.’ /blockquote>
In life you either live by your beliefs or profane the form in which the Almighty created you. Every advanced nation measures an individual by their values, not by their vaults.
If this way of life is what Peter Obi scoffs at as “stinginess,” then we must all adopt a more sustainable and humane form Environment.
Iyom Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu
16. June 2022.
“Stingy young man”: Father Mbaka’s comment on Peter Obi backfires
Father Mbaka’s comment that the Labor Party presidential candidate , Peter Obi, called a “stingy young man” was met with criticism.
Mbaka said Obi was a man without a generous spirit, adding that “a chewing gum holder would not be a Nigerian leader”.
Nigerians took to Twitter to drag the Catholic priest who describes him as a money dealer who lobbied politicians for money.
< h2>Peter Obi takes a trip off Nigeria’s shores to find facts
Labor Party presidential candidate for 2023 Peter Obi left Nigeria on Tuesday 14 April 2023. June, for a three-day visit to Egypt.
Former Governor of Anambra State and 2019 Vice-Presidency People’s Democratic Party candidate announced his visit on his Twitter account and said his trip to Egypt was part of his detailed study of comparable countries with Nigeria.
< p>Source: Legit.ng