The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said he will spend Christmas with the less privileged people at the Internally Displaced Persons’ camps in Ibaji and Idah, the ancestral headquarters of Igalaland.
He is expected to join other Catholic faithful from Kogi State for the celebration, the first of its kind by any politician in the state.
A statement issued on Friday by the Kogi State Chairman of the party, Ahmed Mohammed, and made available to newsmen in Lokoja by the state publicity secretary, Idakwo Emmanuel, stated that Obi is doing this in the spirit of celebrating Christmas with the less privileged.
The statement reads “In the spirit of the joyful season, His Excellency, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Gregory Obi, will be celebrating Christmas day, December 25 with less privileged living in the IDP camps around Idah and Ibaji areas.
The Parishioners of St Boniface Catholic Cathedral, Sabongari and all Christian faithful at Idah, Kogi State, will join the celebration.
“We encourage all patriots that are set out to rescue our dear country to stay motivated as we work together towards achieving a new Nigeria that our unborn children will be proud of,” he said.