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Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by Smithkafors(m): 6:50pm On Jun 16
NO APOLOGIES, PLEASE.
On Peter Obi’s supposed ‘Stinginess’....

Sometime in 2009, ‘Mr’(as he preferred to be addressed) Peter Obi, Governor Of Anambra State at the time, visited Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and myself at Dallas, Texas. He came to deliver a get well message from Dr Goodluck Jonathan and was billed to attend a black tie event at the Dallas Marriot.
Curiously, he flew into Dallas airport with one small carry on luggage which he insisted on wheeling around himself, and on getting to our residence requested to freshen up. He opened 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 item of luggage, and he said no.
‘Then, what will you be wearing to the event tonight?’, we inquired. It was at that point that it struck him that he couldn’t show up in his casuals at such a ceremony.

I insisted on taking him to the luxury men’s emporium at Nieman Marcus to buy a smart black suit. When we got there, he was busy doing the Dollar to Naira currency conversions. The suit that was a perfect match for him was a dapper Tom Ford suit with a price tag of 3,985 dollars plus tax. He did the calculations and told me ‘Do you know how many students this amount of money can train in Nigeria?’ I reminded him that he was the governor as well as the special guest, and for the caliber of guests expected at that evening’s occasion, including the mayor, senators and captains of conglomerates amongst others, he needed to be dressed in top form.

To cut the story short, he refused to pay what he termed ’that outrageous price’ for the Tom Ford suit and that was how we ended up at Steinmart where he agreed to pay a more acceptable price of 220 dollars, tax inclusive, for a basic men’s suit which he was happy to wear to that evening’s event.

What struck me, was that as we were on the way to the airport to see him off for his return flight back to Nigeria, he reached for his pocket where he brought out an envelope of crisp hundred dollar bills. The amount in the envelope was 3,800 dollars.
He said ‘ Anyanwu, this is the balance of the money I would have paid for the ‘Ford’ suit. If the label on the suit was ‘Peter Obi’, I am wondering if anybody in America will pay that amount for it. I have deducted the amount we paid for that suit we eventually bought. Please use this balance for your Charity foundation to help those in actual need. I trust you will do so’. We all laughed heartily. Vintage Peter Obi !

The eventual beneficiaries of that Largese were Madam Theresa Agbo, a yam seller who became penniless and displaced when her Yam shed was gutted 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 thrown out of their one room accommodation (which we subsequently doubled to two rooms) because their breadwinner fell upon hard times and could no longer afford the rent.

In Life, You either live by your creed or you desecrate the mould by which the Almighty created you. Any progressive nation measures an individual by his values, not his vaults.
If this way of life is what is derided as ‘stinginess’ on the part of Peter Obi, then we all need to adopt this mould for a more sustainable and more humane environment.

Iyom Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu
16 June 2022.

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Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by iCheckm8: 6:52pm On Jun 16
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Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by Cubalabloo(m): 6:52pm On Jun 16
Madam please keep quite.
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by nothingspoil70: 6:57pm On Jun 16
We don hear
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by Mickykarim: 7:00pm On Jun 16
TO CUT THE SHORT. Peter Obi WAS EVEN STINGY TO HIMSELF.

It is not a virtue for you to work for others to eat and take over your sweat.

SOMETIMES IT IS A FESTISH THING AND BELONGS IN A CULT, PERHAPS.

It is one of the conditions and attributes of MONEY RITUALS that we have been made to understand over the years.

Your Peter Obi might be into something fetish.

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Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by mycar: 7:02pm On Jun 16
Good one, many do not understand the difference between need and want.
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by Tinubufit: 7:02pm On Jun 16
Nice defense. Only if Nigerians still in dark day.
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by NaijaRoyalty(m): 7:04pm On Jun 16
Mickykarim:
TO CUT THE SHORT. Peter Obi WAS EVEN STINGY TO HIMSELF.

It is not a virtue for you to work for others to eat and take over your sweat.

SOMETIMES IT IS A FESTISH THING AND BELONGS IN A CULT, PERHAPS.

It is one of the conditions and attributes of MONEY RITUALS that we have been made to understand over the years.

Your Peter Obi might be into something fetish.
Peter obi inherited so much wealth from his parents so nothing like being fetish here

He didn't get his money from corruption, he got his money from his sweat and labour so you don't expect him to spend his money like a yahoo yahoo boy or some Tinubu that lavish Lagos tax payers money on sycophants and touts to win elections

Peter Gregory Obi is clean

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Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by Gozac: 7:05pm On Jun 16
Cubalabloo:
Madam please keep quite.
It's quiet not quite

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Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by infohenry(m): 7:06pm On Jun 16
nothingspoil70:
We don hear
But it surprise you? it is only thieve that lavish money because he does not know what it takes to make money.

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Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by Mickykarim: 7:06pm On Jun 16
NaijaRoyalty:

Peter obi inherited so much wealth from his parents so nothing like being fetish here

Enough of this nonsense

THEREFORE, HE CONTINUED IN HIS PARENTS TRADITION AND FESTISH STEPS TO RETAIN THEIR WEALTH FROM VOODOO AND PRESERVE THEIR NONCTUTIONAL PREOCCUPATION.
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by CharleyBright(m): 7:06pm On Jun 16
Good.
Of all the Presidential candidates, Peter Obi seem to be the only one of them that genuinely want to change Nigeria for good. The rest are out to fulfill personal life ambitions.
We don't mind Peter Obi to be stingy. Let him be stingy and cut down the bloated cost of governance.
Let him come and cut down the extravagant Ministerial spendings.
Let him come and cut down salaries of government officials.
Let him come and cut down govt expenditures on foreign trips.
Let him come and do all these, we don't mind. So long as money is saved to be utilised in infrastructural development.
These are what we had expected that dullard from Daura to do, but he did the reversal and plunge the country deeper into the gutter.
Peter Obi Biko come with even more stinginess, we like am that way.
Our mumu for Treasury Looters don do.

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Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by mycar: 7:06pm On Jun 16
Gozac:

It's quiet not quite
grin
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by ThEGodFaThEr141: 7:07pm On Jun 16
Mickykarim:
TO CUT THE SHORT. Peter Obi WAS EVEN STINGY TO HIMSELF.

It is not a virtue for you to work for others to eat and take over your sweat.

SOMETIMES IT IS A FESTISH THING AND BELONGS IN A CULT, PERHAPS.

It is one of the conditions and attributes of MONEY RITUALS that we have been made to understand over the years.

Your Peter Obi might be into something fetish.
Your problem is ignorance and penury.
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by NaijaRoyalty(m): 7:08pm On Jun 16
Mickykarim:


THEREFORE, HE CONTINUED IN HIS PARENTS TRADITION AND FESTISH STEPS TO RETAIN THEIR WEALTH FROM VOODOO AND PRESERVE THEIR NONCTUTIONAL PREOCCUPATION.
I wish your parents handed to you so much wealth so you could spend anyhow you want

No offense

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Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by HIGHESTPOPORI(m): 7:09pm On Jun 16
That's the kind of man we need as President now

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Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by Abfinest007(m): 7:16pm On Jun 16
Cubalabloo:
Madam please keep quite.
read to understand before u attack what she said is not against obi
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by Mickykarim: 7:17pm On Jun 16
NaijaRoyalty:

I wish your parents handed to you so much wealth so you could spend anyhow you want

No offense

It does not take away the common knowledge about Peter Obi's questionable way of life.

I DO NOT TAKE OFFENCE, ALTHOUGH I AM AWARE OF NIGERIANS LIKE YOU TRUNING SUBJECT MATTERS INTO ABUSIVE MANNERS WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER AS VERITABLE DEFENCE AND OR SUBSTANTIVE ARGUEMENT WITH LOFIGAL REASONING.

You are just another of a type. The typical Nigerian with low mentality.
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by Abfinest007(m): 7:18pm On Jun 16
D headline says a different thing pls nairalanders read to d end
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by chidexleo: 7:18pm On Jun 16
Peter obi is exactly what Nigerians need now. A super PRUDENT MONEY MANAGER

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Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by IamWonderful: 7:19pm On Jun 16
Social worker
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by lonecatt(m): 7:20pm On Jun 16
Why should anyone even take mbaka serious, a man of the pulpit who told us that buhari is the messiah and today we have the opposite in reality. that alone should make mbaka bury his head in shame
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by vastolord4(m): 7:21pm On Jun 16
All I see is a prudent man
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by elisagacity28(m): 7:53pm On Jun 16
You know this much and you never hammer up to now
Mickykarim:


THEREFORE, HE CONTINUED IN HIS PARENTS TRADITION AND FESTISH STEPS TO RETAIN THEIR WEALTH FROM VOODOO AND PRESERVE THEIR NONCTUTIONAL PREOCCUPATION.
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by Nobody: 7:58pm On Jun 16
Bullion van people will not like this!

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Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by otipoju(m): 7:59pm On Jun 16
Mickykarim:
TO CUT THE SHORT. Peter Obi WAS EVEN STINGY TO HIMSELF.

It is not a virtue for you to work for others to eat and take over your sweat.

SOMETIMES IT IS A FESTISH THING AND BELONGS IN A CULT, PERHAPS.

It is one of the conditions and attributes of MONEY RITUALS that we have been made to understand over the years.

Your Peter Obi might be into something fetish.

Lol...na this level una want to carry come again. Peter Obi a practicing catholic whose brother brother and sister are reverends versus Tinubu who belongs to all the Ibile cults of the land starting from Ogboni.

Rest abeg. You can follow your kleptomaniac Tinubu in peace.
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by Minime10(f): 8:00pm On Jun 16
God bless you madam.
As for PO, he is a done deal.
It's either Peter Obi or nothing

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Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by Mickykarim: 8:10pm On Jun 16
otipoju:


Lol...na this level una want to carry come again. Peter Obi a practicing catholic whose brother brother and sister are reverends versus Tinubu who belongs to all the Ibile cults of the land starting from Ogboni.

Rest abeg. You can follow your kleptomaniac Tinubu in peace.

YOU DID NOT MENTION WITH POOF THE Ibile CULTS IN YOUR DEBILITATED FILTHY CRANIUM.

Idiots like you should make claims and statements that you can substantiate.
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by otipoju(m): 8:32pm On Jun 16
Mickykarim:


YOU DID NOT MENTION WITH POOF THE Ibile CULTS IN YOUR DEBILITATED FILTHY CRANIUM.

Idiots like you should make claims and statements that you can substantiate.

I will just advise you to shelve the insults. Forget the good english that I am speaking ooo. I will change it for your father right quick.

Akoshibero Alatenuje.
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by Mickykarim: 1:19pm On Jun 17
otipoju:


I will just advise you to shelve the insults. Forget the good english that I am speaking ooo. I will change it for your father right quick.

Akoshibero Alatenuje.

OBVIOUSLY, THE ONLY THING YOU ARE GOOD

The only industry of your forebears and trade you would rather continue with.
Re: Bianca Ojukwu- No Apologies, Please. On Peter Obi’s Supposed ‘stinginess’.... by otipoju(m): 1:56pm On Jun 17
Mickykarim:


OBVIOUSLY, THE ONLY THING YOU ARE GOOD

The only industry of your forebears and trade you would rather continue with.

If your parents had any common sense, they would thrown you to the dump site early instead if raising a Arrow like you who insults those who did not insult them first.

Koni ragba fun awon to ni e.!!!

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