Peter Obi Preaches Love, Sacrifice at Easter

By Chioma Ndife

A presidential aspirant and former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, has urged Christians to translate the teachings of humility and love for one another imbibed in the Lenten period to their relations with fellow country men and women.

Obi who made the remarks in his Easter message, also urged Christians to show commitment to the wellbeing of the country and remember her in their prayers.

He reminded them of the cardinal teachings of the faith, which, he said, were anchored on love, tolerance, forgiveness and accommodation of one another.

He congratulated Christians for successfully observing the 40-day Lenten period and urged them to reflect the lessons of the exercise in their dealings with others.

‘As Christ gave his life on the cross to save mankind from eternal damnation, let us show love to one another. In our moments of merriment, let us remember the less privileged among us and extend to them, a hand of fellowship.

‘Easter calls for sober reflections. It is a moment to look back and chart a better path in our relationship with God and man.

‘I urge us to spare time to pray for our country Nigeria, especially in her present trying moments occasioned by debilitating economic challenges, ethnic strife and spiraling insecurity. Let us also ask God to direct our leaders on the path of honesty and sincerity, as the country inches into an election programme next year.

‘May the lessons of the 40-day Lenten Season guide us in showing love and compassion in our relations with our fellow country men and women,’ Obi prayed.