Obi Celebrates Christmas with Prisoners, Others

Jan 07, 2019

Archbishop Valerian Okeke (middle), flanked by Mr. Peter Obi (2nd left); his daughter, Amaka (1st left); wife, Margaret (2nd right) and son, Eloka (1st right), after Christmas mass with prisoners at Onitsha prisons.

By Jude Atupulazi

The Vice Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, celebrated the Christmas with prisoners at Onitsha Prisons. Obi, who, according to the prisoners, was visiting them for the third time this year, joined Archbishop Valerian Okeke of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province with his entire family for Christmas Mass at the prisons.

After showering the prisoners with drinks, bags of rice and other items, he also donated money to support their upkeep.

In his exhortation to them, he said, 'We are all prisoners in the world, striving to free ourselves from one impediment or the other. After listening to the Pope's Christmas sermon, I am strengthened in my belief that what we owe one another is love and care, especially for the less privileged.'

Obi also visited motherless babies homes in and around Onitsha and gave them monetary gifts, bags of rice and other food items.

At the motherless babies home run by Sisters of Charity (Mother Theresa) at Fegge, Onitsha, Obi encouraged them to keep the good work in the tradition of their Founder, St. Mother Theresa. He described what they did as pleasing to God who would reward them accordingly.

He told rich Nigerians that the best way of celebrating was by reaching out to the less privileged, who, he observed, were greater in number in society.

Earlier in his sermon, Archbishop Okeke called on Christians to show love to one another and care for the less privileged.


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