Vice-Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has been described as the man who has the knowledge, character, passion and the much needed integrity to lift Nigeria from decadence.
The eulogy came at the weekend from the Onitsha Catholic Archdiocesan Health Coordinator, Rev. Fr. Basil Ekwunife and the Chairman, Onitsha Archdiocesan Hospital Board, Rev. Fr. Patrick Omuta, during the end-of-year party organised by Holy Rosary Specialist Hospital and Maternity, Waterside Onitsha.
The duo, who manage the hospital where Obi was born, lauded him for his philanthropic gestures across the country, most of which don’t often get media attention.
“We are always proud to have Mr Peter Obi in our midst, because we know how great a leader and accomplished achiever he is.
“In this hospital he had his first cry and first smile as a newly born baby.
“Over the years he has continued to spread that same smile through his responsible governance, philantropic gestures and deep insights into issues of national importance”, said Fr. Ekwunife.
Fr. Omuta, particularly, praised Obi for his simplicity, humility and humane approach to issues.
The former Governor of Anambra State, who donated N1 million to the hospital on the occasion, pledged that he would never be tired of investing in and supporting the health sector which, he said, ‘is always making serious sacrifices to ensure that society is rid of sicknesses and diseases’.
He lauded the Catholic Church for always maintaining the standards of hospitals, schools and other establishments under their care, saying such is the kind of beneficial partnership between the church and the government that should be encouraged for development of the society at large.
The Manager, Holy Rosary Specialist Hospital and Maternity, Water-Side, Onitsha, Rev Fr. Francis Ojukwu, further appreciated Obi for his consistent lifestyle of philanthropy.
He said that Obi did not discriminate in showing love to people around him, and prayed for God to bless the politician and take him to greater heights.
Obi was accompanied to the event by former Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Anambra State, Professor Stella Chinyere Okunna.