Why I spent my Easter with patients, by Obi


Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Obi has explained that he spent his Easter in hospitals across Anambra State following an inspiration he received in December.

Obi spoke yesterday at the Anglican Diocesan Hospital in Umueje. He visited with the Anglican Bishop of Niger West, Rev. Johnson Ekwe, Prof. Stella Okunna and Chief Joe-Martins Uzodike.

The former governor said: “In season and out of season, I visited schools all over the country, offering my modest support. During Christmas, I visited motherless babies’ homes and prisons, but upon reflection, as if by inexplicable inspiration, my mind kept urging me to visit the sick as another group that needed to be shown special love and concern.

“This was how I resolved to visit hospitals in the state. Apart from few in the towns that enjoy special relationship with me, my resolution is to visit hospitals in the remotest parts of the state.”

It was gathered that Obi, whose intention is to visit about 50 designated hospitals in the remotest parts of the state as part of his Easter celebration, has already visited 12 hospitals including – Diocesan Hospital of the Anglican Diocese of Amichi; St. Charles Borromeo Hospital of the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha; Iyi-Enu Hospital of the Anglican Diocese on the Niger; Anglican Diocesan Hospital at Otuocha and Omor.

He also visited the Umueje Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital, Orsumoghu of the Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, among others.

Obi, who donated over N1 million to each of the hospitals visited, encouraged other wealthy Nigerians to shun spending on frivolities for those things that would enrich humanity.



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