The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, while addressing the community of Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State said his children still utilize public buses and tricycles for transport.
Obi further explained that some people complained about the issue but he remains undaunted, that his children must work for their money if they are interested in using private cars.
“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,” he said.
“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.
“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.”
Obi said he is a very scrupulous person adding he is contesting to build a better country rather than for pecuniary gains.
“I have been five years out of government, and no one has come to say anyone naira was missing in government under my watch. EFCC can come and probe me if they like, I am not afraid,” he said.
“I am not here to campaign to my people because I come from here and you know what I did in Anambra. Just give me the opportunity and we will change Nigeria, and the country will start working again.”