PDP presidential running mate, Obi celebrates Christmas with prisoners, motherless babies
Archbishop Okeke, (middle) flanked by Mr. Obi (2nd left), his daughter, Amaka (1st left), wife, Margaret (2nd right) and son, Eloka (2nd right), after Christmas mass with prisoners at Onitsha Prisons on Tuesday.
By Sunny A. David, Onitsha
The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, celebrated Christmas with prisoners at Onitsha, the commercial nerve centre of Anambra State.
Mr. Obi, who was visiting the inmates 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, the former Anambra State Governor also donated money to support their upkeep.
He told the inmates: “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.”
The former Governor 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, Mr Obi encouraged them to keep the good work in tradition of their Founder, St. Mother Theresa.
He described what they do as “pleasing to God who would reward them accordingly and enjoined rich Nigerians that the best way of celebration was by reaching out to the less privileged, who are greater in number in our society.
Earlier in his Sermon, Archbishop Okeke called on Christians to show love to one another and care for the less privileged.