Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party has fulfilled the pledge he made to the Muslim community in April by issuing cheques for the renovation of the mosques in Akwa and Onitsha in Anambra State.
He fulfilled the promise on Wednesday when Anambra State members of Muslim community paid him a visit in celebration of the Sallah festival.
Alhaji Garba Haruna, the Sarki of Awka Muslim community appreciated Obi’s gesture and said that Obi has “demonstrated that he is a truly detribalised Nigerian, by making out time to mark their Sallah celebration with them.”
Obi in his own words: “We are all Nigerians, and we will continue to live as one, irrespective of our religious or political beliefs. What we owe each other is brotherly love and care, so we can live in peace and unity as a nation. We have no other nation but Nigeria and we must make it work.
“I know that times are difficult for everybody in the country, but if we rise above our religious, political and ethnic divisions, we will be able to surmount our challenges in unity. We will not give up on our nation, but continue to work for a new Nigeria that will be beneficial to every Nigerian.”
Earlier today, I hosted the Anambra Muslim Community at my residence in Onitsha, to celebrate the Eid al Adha. In also presented cheques to the leaders of Onitsha and Awka Muslim Communities, in fulfilment if my earlier promise of helping to renovate their respective mosques. pic.twitter.com/RHONsGbOAu— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) June 28, 2023