2018 Christmas: Obi prays for Nigeria, calls for unity & love
The former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has admonished Christians and men of goodwill to use this year's Christmas celebration to extend hands of love and care to the less privileged in our society.
In a statement made available to newsmen which reads in part, said “Let us all thank God that we are here today to celebrate yet another Christmas, an occasion which as Christians we should use to remind ourselves of the commencement of the mystery of our salvation and the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ who is our way to eternity.”
He charged Nigerians to use the occasion to reflect deeply about the sadness in the country arising from difficulties affecting the world, including our country. He stressed that: “This period therefore calls for prayers and deep reflection on, and re-examination of, the lives we have led up till this moment. The dictum of Socrates comes to mind here: ‘An unexamined life is not worthy living ”.
Obi, further took the opportunity to remind Nigerians about the forth coming General election in 2019, and called on them to be vigilant and only vote for those with proven track records of performance, especially those who, through practical and demonstrable ways, have proved their capacity to create wealth, manage men and exhibit deep understanding of the economy”, which, according to him, were the watchword for Atiku/Obi candidacy.
He therefore called on Nigerians to always have the interest of the country at heart.
Obi concluded: “As we march towards the end of 2018, I appeal to all of us to go into the New Year with a new commitment to make sacrifices for our country and our people. I also enjoin all of us to believe in our country, support the leaders that understands leadership, exhibit the spirit of patriotism that will be in tune with what will lead to progress and development"
Obi prayed to Almighty God to continue to guide and protect all Nigerians and indeed all men of goodwill , so that 2019 will be a better year for Nigeria and the world.