By Stanley Nwanosike, Enugu.
The presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, on Friday signed the condolence register opened for the late President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof. George Obiozor.
Obi, after signing the condolence register at the National Secretariat of Ohanaeze in Enugu, said that he made haste to be one the first persons that would sign the register because of the deep respect he had for Obiozor.
He described Obiozor as a rare great and respected leader who had served humanity and the country in various capacities.
Obi said: “Due to the importance, value and respect I have for our leaders, especially our eminent leader and academic luminary, Prof. George Obiozor, I have to leave my home in Lagos to be here this morning.
“No Nigerian is against my candidacy but what we have is different opinions, which is highly allowed in a democratic dispensation.
“I am very sad that we lost Obiozor. Our country, Nigeria; the Igbo people and humanity have lost a rare gem and personality.
“However, we cannot question God for His decision.
“I pray that God Almighty that called him home, will grant him eternal rest.
“I pray that God Almighty will grant all of us the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
He also urged all Nigerians to put their faith in God and work hard, adding: “We pray that God will continue to bless our country, Nigeria.”