Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra State, has said nothing cuts short one’s life than living in Nigeria.
Obi said this in an interview with ThisDay over the weekend, when asked if he has ever had a near-death experience.
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“What is more threatening to someone than living in Nigeria? We live under constant threats here,” he stated.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), vice presidential candidate in the last election, said being in business came to him naturally, as his parents were into business.
He also revealed that he was born into wealth, but the civil war changed their status after his father was killed when he was just six years old.
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“There was a silver spoon when my father was alive and doing well but the civil war came and took both the silver and the spoon – leaving my mother and us toiling to meet our needs. One of the good things the war did not take away was the roof over our heads. My mother – a wonderful woman she was – struggled to see us through and guided us along the path of growth; a strong influence which I have imparted to my children,” he also said.
Commenting on his relationship with women, Obi said he relates with the female gender as friends and partners.
He said that he does not agree that women throw themselves at men, rather it is men that take advantage of their relationship with women.
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“I believe one of the major problems of this country is not allowing women to take their rightful place and not investing enough in them.
“As Governor, my administration accorded them a decent place – in the civil service, political appointments, education, health and other human services. Among others, at a time, my Chief of Staff was a woman.
“I do not believe that women throw themselves at anybody; it is the men that take advantage of them. Women are wonderful people and we should not exploit them.
“Young women come to me every day with one problem or the other; and God forbid that I should exploit them.”
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Obi noted that he is allergic to wasting money while describing the type of wedding he had.
He revealed that he had his traditional wedding in Nigeria, followed by a church wedding in London with less than 50 guests.
“I have always told you, in my life, I have an allergy to money being wrongly spent. I undertook the traditional wedding quietly and later had the Church wedding in London with 35-40 guests at the reception. We agreed that it was mainly about two of us and no amount of Champagne would make us better husband and wife?
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“When I see Nigerians own houses in New York, Abuja, Lagos, Johannesburg, London, France, here and there – some of which they rarely occupy – I wonder what they hope to do with all of them. What are you going to do with them? I have a house in Onitsha and was urged to have one in the village, I simply responded ‘No’, because it is 10-minute drive from Onitsha to my village. If my presence in the village is required, I will be there in time.”
He, however, disclosed that unlike him, “my wife enjoys life a lot”.
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