Peter Obi (file photo)
‘We, as humans should therefore, endeavour to make sacrifice, even when it is painful, for the good of others and for our society’
By Valentine Amanze
The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, has appealed to Nigerians to remain hopeful for a better nation as they prepare to take back their nation for good in 2023.
Obi made the appeal, while delivering his 2022 Christmas Message to Nigerians at the weekend.
He explained that celebration of Christmas birthed hope in the world, while urging Nigerians to hold unto that firm hope for a better and more productive nation.
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He pointed out that Christmas was a season of love and that the celebration of the birth of Christ should be a constant reminder of how God gave His only begotten son for the salvation of humanity.
His words: “We, as humans should therefore, endeavour to make sacrifice, even when it is painful, for the good of others and for our society.”
He also advised Nigerians to go beyond the festivities and glamour associated with the Christmas season and strive to live out the true essesnce of the celebration.
According to him, fraternal love and giving to the poor are the hallmark of Christmas celebration, and enjoined all to lend helping hands to one another.
Obi urged Nigerians to see 2023 as a very significant year in the history of the nation as it presents Nigerians the opportunity to turn around the trajectory of the nation by giving only competent leaders access to power.
He wished Nigerians a productive and prosperous new year.