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IN 2019: DON’T WASTE IMO MONEY, IGNORE CHARTERED JETS – PETER OBI ADVISES IHEDIOHA

Former Governor of Anambra state and the PDP Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 General elections, His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi, came a warning to new Imo state Governor, His Excellency, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha.

Speaking at a very high profile lecture on May 28 to mark the inauguration of Ihedioha as the governor, Obi, who was the Guest of Honour warned Ihedioha off three things.

The first thing, Obi told Ihedioha, is not to imbibe the habit of flying in chartered jets. 99 per cent of Nigerian Governors feel it is beneath them to fly on commercial planes.

This costs them millions of Naira. The governors blame it on exigencies of duties. But Obi told Ihedioha to perish the thought, and get on a commercial flight to save money with which to work for Imo people.

Obi: “Don’t waste money. Ignore chartered jets. Why pay millions on Naira when you can pay only N40,000 and get to the same destination?”

The second is the office of the First Lady. It costs money to maintain that office. You cannot afford it. Imo is in a mess. Your wife is your first lady. The first lady of your house and heart. Let her continue with her career. And show face only when it is necessary. She does not need that office”

The third Obi said is not to turn government house into a big party. “Those who want to drink should go to the bar. Those who want to laugh should go and meet Okey Bakassi to laugh. Face your job”

Obi also advised him listen to those who will criticize you. “They are your best advisers. Find out why they are criticizing you. It will help you”

He noted that Imo owed, at least, the sum of N100bn, verified, and needed all the help and prayers from everybody. He, also, recommended the former governor of Cross River state, Liyel Imoke, who was present, to Ihedioha, for advice on how to manage debts.

“It is free of charge.

We all will be there for you free of charge.” His short speech was greeted with a loud, standing ovation by the hundreds of guests present.

Others who spoke at the well attended lecture include the the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, who delivered the key more address, Dr Pascal Dozie, Chairman of the occasion, Chief Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman Zinox, and Dr Ernest Ebi, former CBN Deputy Governor, and Chairman, Fidelity bank.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, delivered a goodwill message.

Those 3 point advice good or Bad?


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