2014: Obi prays for good successor

| January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, has prayed to God to give the state a governor that will perform better than him as he leaves office early next year.

Obi said that as his tenure gradually comes to an end, he had increased his prayers to God to give Anambra State someone who would supersede his performance for the continued development of the state.

The governor said that he shuddered whenever he remembered what Anambra State used to be before his ascension to power, adding that nobody that loved the state would wish a return to that barbaric past.

Obi’s prayer for Anambra State to have a better governor after his exit from office was made yesterday at the Eucharistic service to mark the Annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration at the Cathedral Church of St Faith, Awka.

He charged Nigerians to make necessary contributions that would enhance the growth and survival of the country, while calling on Nigerians to place the collective interest of the country above other considerations.

Commending the sacrifices and selfless services of the heroes who fought to ensure survival of the country, Obi also stressed the need for leaders to take difficult decisions that will help build a better society even when those decisions are unpopular.

The governor said that Anambra State is now well repositioned to meet its various obligations to the people and expressed satisfaction that the return of schools to the Church is yielding the desired result with outstanding performances of students in internal and external examinations.

In a sermon, the Anglican Bishop of Awka, Rt. Rev. Dr. Alexander Ibeziem, noted that God used Obi to lay solid foundation for functional and qualitative education in the state.

Bishop Ibeziem called for prayers to attract divine healing to the country to erase the scars of the civil war and its sad memories.

Warning of the dangers of turning away from God, Bishop Ibezim noted that closer relationship with God is fundamental for the survival of the country, even as he urged Nigerians to avoid divisive tendencies to enable the country harness strength in unity and harmonious co-existence, so that efforts of those who laboured for the unity of the country would not be in vain.

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