When I Was A Student I Bought A Car For 2,720 Naira And Another Car For 6,800 Naira – Peter Obi.

I owned Two cars as a student in Unn - Obi
I owned Two cars as a student in Unn – Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has revealed that he was a car owner when he was a student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) READ MORE 


In a video shared on YouTube by Channels TV, the former governor of Anambra State disclosed that the first car he bought as a student was a Volkswagen Beetle car for 2,720 naira. He said he later sold the car and bought a Peugeot 505 for 6,800 but it wasn’t delivered to him on time because several lecturers also paid for it. He added that today, some lecturers can’t afford to buy new cars and there is a need for a new Nigeria where anybody can be great.


About 1:02:50 into the video, Peter Obi said “All we want is a better Nigeria, a place where our children will live the way some of us have lived. I told some young girls that I was a student in University of Nigeria, Nsukka and I am happy that one of my school mates is here, we bought Beatles; I bought my Beatles in J Allen for 2,720 naira and eventually, we decided to sell our Beetle and bought 505 for 6,800 naira.


“When I paid for my 505, Umano told me he is not going to supply it to me until he supplies lecturers that paid for it because I was a student. Today, lecturers don’t buy brand-new cars. We need a new Nigeria, a Nigeria where people who are sons of nobody will be great, live well, have a job and earn a living”.