Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has come out to douse tension following speculations for many Nigerians about his political ambitions as the 2019 elections draw nearer, explaining that he is only contesting for a better Nigeria by using his experience to offer ideas on how to make the society better.
Obi who has been rumoured to be gunning for a top position in the country also said he was contesting how to make education better in Nigeria as the only currency for competition in the world of today.
Obi who spoke at the weekend at the School of Nursing of St. Charles Borromeo Hospital, Onitsha, when he paid an unscheduled and private visit to the school, thanked the Catholic Church for her efforts at complementing the health needs of the state.
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In his remarks, the Coordinator, Health Services of Onitsha Archdiocese, Rev. Fr. Dr. Basil Ekwenibe, who said it was just that Saturday morning 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, apologised for making it a public visit because he wanted the ‘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 able inspiration of Archbishop Valerian Okeke, especially in education and health sectors, Fr. Ekwenibe enumerated what Obi did for the School of Nursing, including support for the construction of the building housing unit, construction of doctors’ quarters, the donation of a bigger bus and cash grants. He also recalled two live ambulances the hospital got during Obi’s time.
The high point of the visit was the presentation of a cheque of N1 million to the school by Obi as part of his continued support to the institution.