The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has expressed sadness and concern over trapped Nigerian citizens in war-torn Sudan and wondered why they have not been evacuated.

This was contained in a statement by the Obi/Datti campaign organization issued in Abuja on Sunday
The statement quoted the LP presidential candidate to have stated in his tweet on Sunday,
“While we appreciate the extreme challenges in Sudan, we deeply implore the Federal Government of Nigeria to expedite all efforts to rescue about 4000 Nigerians that are mostly students in Sudan to safety.

The former Anambra state Governor remarked that since “The Sudanese crisis is not a natural disaster that happened suddenly, it will be sad to lose any Nigerian to the conflict, especially now that we need all hands to create and sustain a New Nigeria.

“Since it is the statutory responsibility of FGN to protect Nigerians at home in Nigeria and abroad, it is important that we attend to such issues with more deserving proactiveness and commitment as the life of every Nigerian is sacred and important. A New Nigeria is really imperative and Possible”, Obi pleaded.

Obi also took time out at the the Eid El Fitr holiday to celebrate with the Muslin community in Anambra state by sharing in the joy of the time.

Obi said in a tweet “Today at Central Mosque, Onitsha, I joined the Muslim Community in Anambra State to celebrate and share in the joys of Eid el Fitr. I am grateful for the fraternal and convivial moments we spent, especially for their kind words and prayers for a New Nigeria.

The Presidential flag bearer noted that the Muslims recalled the good times they usually have with him when he was a Governor, “Happily, they recounted how I, as the then Governor of Anambra State, rebuilt their Mosque when it was burnt down, and provided maximum security for them during the crisis that erupted in the State in 2006.
“Since then, I have remained supportive of the Community and maintained a close relationship with them.

Obi reiterated his earlier position that “Every Nigerian should be free to live and thrive freely in any part of the nation as he presented my gift items to them and shared in their prayers for the Obidient movement and for a New Nigeria”

Also on Sunday Obi felicitated with seven-year-old young Richard Aridegbe from Surulere, Lagos who invited him to his birthday today, April 23, 2024
The young Aridegbe is the son of the LP Woman Leader in Surulere, Lagos.

“The boy is Obidient and campaigned in Lagos for PO and LP with his mother., Obi could not attend physically but sent a happy birthday message via tweet and he believes that such a message will surely inspire more younger people who are instinctively Obidient and socially conscious.

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