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I Have Been A Trader All My Life, Says Peter Obi

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, on Wednesday reflected on his love for trading, telling some Nigerian youths about how he became a banker by accident.

Obi told the cheering youths that even when he was schooling at the University of Nigeria (UNN) he was trading and was able to build the branch of Savannah Bank in Nsukka as a businessman/student.

According to Obi, “everything about governance is trading, the negotiation and all the bilateral talks with and between countries, agencies, contractors or workers are trading and governance requires a good trader who can negotiate well.

“Where we are in this country now requires a leader to negotiate us out of our problems, when I say I will negotiate with agitators, it’s from my background that you must accommodate every body into your shop whether he is buying or not and decipher who is a customer and a passerby.

“Even in my passport it’s shown that I am a trader, but some said I should be a banker because I was the chairman of a bank but I became a banker by accident.

“How did I become a banker, I went to the bank for a transaction and there was a mix up in my account and I raised my voice in anger and the manager said they should close my account and in anger I decided that I will use the profits in my business to buy shares in that bank and I did that until I became the highest share holder.”

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