I will withdraw from presidential race if my critics prove I stole public funds as governor – Peter Obi

Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, says he will withdraw from the presidential race if his critics could established that he misappropriated public funds while in office as Anambra governor.

Mr Obi stated this in a trending video clip circulating on social media while addressing Nigerians in the United Kingdom (UK).

Critics reiterate that the former governor invested public funds in a family business while he presided over the Igbo-dominated state, an allegation he has repeatedly denied.

Challenging them to present evidence of their claim, Mr Obi said he received about half a trillion naira during his two term of eight years as governor.

He said he will stop campaigning and apparently pull out from next year’s presidential race if he is proven to have misappropriated one per cent of the funds.

“I received about half a trillion Naira as governor in 8 years,” the LP candidate disclosed. “If anyone can show me where 1% of it was misappropriated, I will stop campaigning.”

The former governor prides himself as a stringent manager of resources and have usually called for cut in cost of governance, promising to move the country from a consuming nation to a producing one if elected president next year.