Diaspora Funding: Nobody Has Given Me Anything – Peter Obi

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On Tuesday, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi denied that his campaign had received $150 million in donations from diaspora sources.

A group, under the aegis of Tinubu-Shettima Connect, had urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to disqualify Peter Obi over the alleged funding, as it violates the Electoral Act on campaign funding.

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But speaking during a meeting with Nigerians, in London, the former Anambra State governor said the allegations were based on mere speculation.

“Nobody has given me anything,” he said. “That is speculation. What I need is not what they would give me. But what they would give Nigeria, because we need them to turn around Nigeria.

“This is the energy, the capacity that we need to turn around Nigeria. Every country that was turned around, was done by the diaspora. Even in the Bible, Joseph who left later came back to feed his people.”

Obi has been meeting with Nigerians across the world in recent days, travelling through Europe and the United States.

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