The former Governor of Anambra State has explained the reason why he has decided to shun Awka since he left as the Governor.
Speaking during the commissioning of the Prayer Ground he built at St. Anne's Catholic Church in memory of the four children of Mr. Emmanuel Obiukwu – Chioma, Ifeoma, Uche and Chidimma- killed in the 2011 bombing of St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State, Obi said that the day he handed over Government to Chief Willie Obiano, he made it clear that there was no agreement between Obiano and himself and that he deliberately decided not to visit Awka and distract the new Governor. " I speak with him and we met when it is necessary. I will support him as he works for the interest of the State, and I urge Anambra people to support and pray for him," Obi said.
Obi, who did the commissioning, took the opportunity to call on Nigerians to continue to support the President in his fight against terrorism. He thanked God for granting the parents of the deceased the fortitude to bear the barbarism visited on them.
On the scholarship promised the remaining children, Obi said that Rev Fr. Professor Edeh's promise of free education to them at Madonna University nullified the promise, but that as it stood now, that he would reach out to the new Government on the promise.
Speaking at the event, Archbishop Valerian Okeke prayed to God for the repose of the soul of the four children and thanked the former Governor of Anambra State for contributing to the provision of succour for the family.
In his own speech, Mr. Emmanuel Obiukwu said that what God did to the family through Obi was a living witness that God did wonders in people's lives through men
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The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi ( middle), with the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke(left), and Mr. Emmanuel Obiukwu( right), during the commissioning on Friday by Obi, of the prayer ground he built in honour of the four children of the Obiukwus who died in the bombing of St. Theresa' s Catholic Church, Madalla, in 2011.