Obi’s stinginess helped him save Anambra resources – ABC Nwosu
By Phil Okose, Onitsha
A former Federal Minister of Health and an elder statesman, Prof ABC Nwosu, has described the vice-presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, as one who is not only annoyingly stingy but also has a legendary level of frugality which, he said, helped him manage state resources prudently.
Prof Nwosu, who bared his mind on Obi while speaking to the media said Obi’s stingy nature significantly helped him in not only prudently managing the little resources available in the state then, but aided him in saving enough resources for the state.
“Peter Obi excelled in prudent management of the lean resources. Peter Obi, being a businessman, made sure the resources were there and made sure that he didn’t borrow. He also saved a lot of money especially foreign exchange and got us to invest in new things like the brewery at Onitsha”, Nwosu said.
Recalling the build-up of events, Nwosu said he decided not to contest against Peter Obi in that election because, he saw in Obi, a young man who could dance better and deliver good governance to the people. He agreed that the then PDP-led government of Chris Ngige did a good job in terms of infrastructural development, but as expected, Obi laid the foundation for educational and industrial revolution in the state.
“PDP brought Ngige and Ngige sprang a surprise in infrastructure. With all the problems he had, he was not bad. He came a long way. But the person, who pushed the dream to where we were going was Peter Obi. He came and did the one thing that we would have done before handing over schools to the missions with money to run them”.