Former Governor of Anambra state, Mr Peter Obi gave a speech at a Covenant Christian Centre program called The Platform in Lagos on the 1st of October 2016.
His speech has gone viral ever since it sparked debate all over social media as he berated the misuse of public funds by Nigerian government officials.
Watch the following videos below of Peter Obi’s Speech,
This inspiring speech by Peter Obi got people talking all over social media. Here are some comments below,
Key Points Worth Noting About Peter Obi’s Speech
“Take back your country, this country belongs to you, it is your future that they are toying with. “You must take it back from them, it is not their country and you must take it back from them. “And how will you take it back from them? When they invite you, go to your local government and ask the local government chairman who receives N100 million every month, what does he do with it?
“When I came back and we started, we had about 10 governor’s guest houses and I said what is a governor going to do with this? “I go to work in the morning and I go back in the evening, I come back, my cook then will cook food that about 50 people to eat. I said, what is this for? They were killing one cow every day, I said what is this for? “He said, your Excellency, I am doing it in case you come back with people, I say, have you ever seen me come back here with anybody? So why are you cooking for the people? “Any day people will come here, I will let you know, cook for only one person, one person!”
“You know I come from Anambra state, there are too many big men, of course, like I tell them, I said, don’t allow any of them to come here. “I don’t have what it takes to entertain them (the rich men) “So what they do, they phone me and say, Peter I want to see you; And I tell them I’ll come to your house in the evening. “So I go to his house because there he will bring his champagne, eat his fabulous food and at times when I’m going they will give me some to take back, goodbye but don’t come to government house. “Government house is not a restaurant, it is not a place to drink champagne. “It can pay the salary of people at N20,000, and you drink it with public money, no, you can’t do that.”
With a speech like this, one would think Peter Obi was a saint in his tenure. I wouldn’t know, but this display of passion as he expresses disgust for corruption might place him well on the way to being the people’s next favorite as President of Nigeria if he decides to run. I just dey talk.