Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Peter Obi has blamed the church for the high level of corruption witnessed in the country.
Peter Obi who called for a reduction in the number of tollgates across the country as he spoke on the theme: “The Church and Good Governance” at the All Soul Church im Lekki on Wednesday December 4, stated that government must change its procurement processes to ensure money moved directly to institutions they are meant for.
The former Governor of Anambra State also alleged that the church is aiding corruption by blessing poor people who suddenly make money in government. According to him, the church must be conscious of being the conscience of the world.
“By blessing poor people who suddenly make money in government and come to church for thanksgiving rather than calling police for them, the church is not showing right example.
“As governor of Anambra, I reduced the cost of governance through eliminating many unnecessary things our people make part of government such as long convoys, maintaining multiple guests houses, travelling with retinue of aides, among others.
“By the time you know it, I had excess money to meet our obligations including clearing arrears of pension to the tune of about N35 billion and saving over N75 billion for the state as at the day I left office,” Obi added.