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Eight years of Ojukwu’s death: Obi calls for unity among Nigerians

By News Express on 26/11/2018

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•PDP Vice-Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi
•PDP Vice-Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi

A former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, who died on November 26, 2011, exactly eight years today. He was speaking at domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, yesterday in response to the question of how he would like Ojukwu to be remembered.

Continuing, Obi advised Nigerians no matter where one comes from, not to see Ojukwu as their own or an ethnic figure; contending that those of them that were close to him marvel at his sense of amity and desire for national unity built on equity, trust and belief that the country should be administered in a manner to make it accommodating to all the constituent ethnic groups.

Contending that many qualities and legacies of Ojukwu are veritable lessons for nation-building, Obi said: “The way he was accepted is a lesson all Nigerians should emulate – that we must accept one another in the spirit of love, unity and progress of the country.”

Source News Express

Posted 26/11/2018 05:15:45 AM





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