Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has said that his two graduate children have no cars.
The former Anambra State governor said on Thursday that his children must make money by themselves to buy their own cars instead of relying on him.
Mr Obi, who spoke to his kinsmen in Agulu, Anaocha local government area of Anambra State, said Nigeria was a place where people crave free money to live in luxury.
Obi, at the lecture organised in his honour by Agulu Peoples Assembly, said he had trained his children to be self-reliant, adding that he had chosen not to join people who crave primitive acquisition.
“I have two graduates who are working, a boy and a girl, and the two of them don’t own any car because they haven’t made enough money to buy a car.
“They were here for the Christmas, and I was talking to some people about them and the person said he saw my son and that he always jumps on buses and tricycles.
“Some people don’t like it that way. They believe I am rich and that my children should not be trekking, and that they should be provided cars.
“But I believe they do not have the money; so, they have to trek.
“Who will give them cars — is it me? My money is my own; so, they should work for theirs,” Obi said.
He added that he was not contesting the VP position to make money, but to build a better Nigeria.
“I have been five years out of government, and no one has come to say any one naira was missing in government under my watch. EFCC can come and probe me if they like, I am not afraid,” he said.