According to Uba, Obi is one the stingiest persons he has ever met. Uba passed the verdict when Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State hosted the meeting of the party.
Uba who was obviously not impressed with the quality of champagne presented to them by the host, jokingly in Obi’s presence that the meeting deserved better champagne and wine and not the type Obi served them when he was governor.
Chris Uba recounted one of his several encounters with Obi at Government House, Awka when the latter was governor.
He said Obi served guests with champagne “Obele ego” and the quality of wine meant for students and when anybody complained, he would reply by saying that Government House was not a bar or restaurant.
Continuing Uba said: “The worst is that when one complained too much, he would start handling with his calculator, telling you how many schools and hospitals the money saved from buying costly drinks would help in re-building. Via Andy Chikwe.