The presidential candidate of the Labor Party, Peter Obi, has called on Nigerians to be hopeful for a better nation, especially as the 2023 general election approaches.
Obi made this call while delivering his Christmas 2022 message to Nigerians, contained in a statement made available to The PUNCH on Saturday.
He explained that the celebration of Christmas had created hope in the world, urging Nigerians to hold on to that steadfast hope for a better and more productive nation.
He affirmed that Christmas is a time of love and that the celebration of Christ’s birth should be a constant reminder of how God gave his only son for the salvation of humanity.
He said: “We humans should therefore strive to make a sacrifice, even if it is painful, for the good of others and our society.”
He encouraged Nigerians to go beyond the festivity and glamor associated with the Christmas season and strive to experience the true essence of the celebration.
The former governor of Anambra State stated that brotherly love and giving to the poor are the hallmarks of Christmas celebration, and enjoined everyone to support one another.
Obi urged Nigerians to see the year 2023 as a very significant year in the nation’s history as it offers Nigerians an opportunity to turn the nation’s trajectory around by giving competent leaders access to power.
He wished Nigerians a fruitful and prosperous new year.
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