The Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi celebrated the Christmas yesterday with prisoners at Onitsha. 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 spoke thus: “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 ran by Sisters of Charity ( Mother Theresa) at Fegge, Onitsha, 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.” He enjoyed 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.