As duo exchange warm embrace
Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi and the Governor of Anambra state, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo met today in Awka, the state capital.
Obi and Soludo, who met at St Patrick Cathedral, Awka during the Thanksgiving mass of Most Rev. Bishop Ezeokafor’s 70th birthday, could be seen embracing each other, while they exchanged pleasantry.
Recall that Soludo had earlier alleged that the investment of Obi in Anambra state government is worth next to nothing.
Soludo made this assertion in an interview with Channels TV’s Politics Today on last Thursday.
When asked his perspective on government investing outside the public sector with reference to Obi as former governor in Anambra, Soludo simply said, “I don’t know about the investment.”
“Our interview is about the 2023 budget. I’m not talking about investments of any of my predecessors. By the way the one that you talked about I don’t know about that. I think there was something I read about somebody speculating about whatever investment. With what I’ve seen today, the value of those investments is worth next to nothing. So, let’s leave that aside,” he said.
Recall that the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor who began the birthday anniversary journey the previous day, visited male and female surgical wards at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku Awka, where he showered love, prayed and offset bills of some patients who found it difficult to leave after accessing medical care.
Speaking shortly after seeing the patient one on one, Bishop Ezeokafor commended the health workers who took care of the patients, reminding them that their work is a vocation as it is not easy to look after the sick adding that their services require patience, commitment and love.
He noted that God has been faithful to him by keeping him healthy to attain seventy years and fifteenth year of his episcopacy, encouraging the patients to be hopeful that with their medications and prayers, they will be healed.
Responding, the Chief Medical Director, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital Amaku Awka, Dr Joe Akabuike, thanked Bishop Ezeokafor for the bold step taken to care and show love to the sick, regretting that many spend so much money on burial ceremonies forgetting about the living.
He called on the affluent in the society to emulate the Bishop’s gesture by helping to offset the bills of the poor.
Appreciating Bishop Ezeokafor for offsetting their bills, Mrs Damatu Ahmed from Adamawa State and a nineteen-year-old Dennis Obayi from Benue State with spinal cord injury, thanked Bishop Ezeokafor for his benevolence in ensuring they go home after the hospital treatment, praying God to bless him more on his birthday and beyond.