What I am contesting for, by Obi

By Valentine Amanze

The immediate past governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has declared that he was only contesting for a better Nigeria, using his experience to offer ideas on how to make the society better.
The former governor was apparently reacting to speculations on his political future as the 2019 general elections get closer. Obi, who spoke at the weekend, pointed out that his ambition was to make education better in Nigeria.
According to him, education was the only currency for competition in the world of today.
Obi, who spoke at the School of Nursing of St. Charles Borromeo Hospital, Onitsha, also thanked the Church for its efforts at complementing the health needs of the state.
In his remarks, the Coordinator, Health Services of Onitsha Archdiocese, Rev. Fr. Basil Ekwenibe, who said it was just that morning (Saturday) that the former governor called him on phone that he wanted to visit him privately and support what the Archdiocese is doing in the health sector, apologized for making it a public visit because he wanted "students to listen to the former governor for words of wisdom."
Recalling Obi's glorious era as the governor and his collaboration with the Church through the inspiration of Archbishop Valerian Okeke, especially in education and health sectors, the cleric enumerated what Obi did for the School of Nursing, including support for the construction of the building housing it, construction of doctors' quarters, the donation of big bus and cash grants.
He also recalled two ambulances the hospital got during Obi's tenure as governor.
The high point of the visit was the presentation by Mr. Peter Obi of a cheque of N1 million as continued support to the school.

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