Peter Obi Visits Onitsha Mosque With Gifts, Reveals What Muslims Told Him [Photos]
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has paid a visit to the Muslim community in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Peter Obi, who disclosed this on his Twitter page, revealed that he joined the Muslim faithful at the Central Mosque in Onitsha to celebrate and share in the joy of Eid el Fitr.
The former Anambra State Governor revealed that the Muslim community told him that he is the only politician who has kept the routine of visiting the Central Mosque and maintaining a close relationship with them.
The LP candidate revealed he is very grateful for the fraternal and convivial moments he shared with the Muslim brothers, and especially for their kind words and prayers for a new Nigeria.
Obi donated foodstuffs and soft drinks to the Muslim faithful. He prayed for Allah to accept their sacrifices, supplications, almsgiving, and other good deeds as acts of Ibadah and reward them abundantly, here and hereafter.
Sharing photos of his visit, Peter Obi wrote: “Today, at the Central Mosque, Onitsha, I joined the Muslim Community in Anambra State to celebrate and share in the joys of Eid el Fitr.
“I am very grateful for the fraternal and convivial moments we shared, and especially for their kind words and prayers for a New Nigeria.
“In my felicitation remarks, I prayed for Allah to accept their sacrifices, supplications, almsgiving and other good deeds as acts of Ibadah and reward them abundantly, here and hereafter.
“I also prayed that their respective families will be blessed and witness many more Ramadans on Earth.
“It was gratifying that without prodding, my hosts recounted how as the Governor of Anambra State, I had rebuilt their Mosque when it was burnt down, provided maximum security for them during the crisis that erupted in the State in 2006, and paid annually for several members of the community to attend the Hajj pilgrimages.
“They stressed that what is most comforting for them is that I am the only politician who has maintained the routine of customarily visiting the Central Mosque, remained supportive of the Community and maintained a close and cordial relationship with them.
“I have always maintained that every Nigerian should be free to live and thrive freely in any part of the nation. I presented my gift items to them and shared in their prayers for the OBIdient movement and for a New Nigeria. -PO”
In my felicitation remarks, I prayed for Allah to accept their sacrifices, supplications, almsgiving and other good deeds as acts of Ibadah and reward them abundantly, here and hereafter.
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) April 23, 2023
KanyiDaily recalls that Peter Obi had enjoined Muslims to have Nigeria in their mind as they ask for the forgiveness of the country’s numerous shortcomings and transgressions as they commence 30 days of Ramadan fasting.