The Catholic Bishop of Nnewi, Most Rev. Hilary Okeke, said Nigeria would be a better place if those that governed states imbibed the spirit of the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi. The bishop said this yesterday during the ordination of 12 new priests at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ukpor.
The bishop who called on the new priests to imbibe the virtues of Christ in Christian witnessing, said that Mr. Peter Obi as the Governor of Anambra State, lived his life daily in a manner that was worthy of emulation. “He does not eat as if he will die tomorrow and does not build castles as if he will live forever and this is a lesson for all of us,” the Bishop said.
Similarly, the Anglican Bishop of Ihiala, Most Rev. Dr. Raphael Okafor, during the first session of the Second Synod of the Diocese at St. Andrew Church, Lilu, yesterday, thanked the former governor for the true leadership he provided to Anambra State in spite of the evil plans of enemies of progress.
In his response, Mr. Peter Obi said that whatever he achieved was through the abiding grace of God and the partnership with, and support of the Church in the State.