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Peter Obi sends strong Easter message to inmates, says we’re all prisoners

Peter Obi sends strong Easter message to inmates, says we’re all prisoners
  • PublishedApril 1, 2024

Former Labour Party Presidential Candidate Peter Obi, yesterday shared a touching message of hope with inmates. During a special Easter celebration at the Correctional Center in Onitsha, Anambra State,

The former governor of Anambra state emphasized that everyone in Nigeria, is one way or the other a prisoner seeking freedom and redemption.

Speaking with the inmates during the Easter mass, Obi gave example with a biblical character, Mary Magdalene, who transformed from a life of sin to become one of the first witnesses of Christ’s resurrection.

He encouraged the prisoners not to despair, reminding them that just as Mary Magdalene found redemption, they too can find hope and salvation even within the confines of prison.

Accompanied by Archbishop Valerie Okeke of Onitsha Catholic Archdiocese and several other priests, Obi emphasized the transformative power of faith and forgiveness.

He highlighted the importance of self-correction and spiritual growth, reassuring the inmates that their current situation does not define their future.

The Easter celebration at the Correctional Center has become a tradition for Obi, dating back to his tenure as Governor of Anambra State.

The event was marked by joyful cultural performances from the inmates, who expressed their gratitude and admiration for Obi as a friend and mentor.

In his closing remarks, Obi reiterated his commitment to supporting prisoners’ rehabilitation and reintegration into society, emphasizing the importance of second chances and the inherent dignity of every individual, regardless of their past mistakes.

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Regina Robinson

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