The Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 election, Mr. Peter Obi has urged the new Archbishop of Abuja Metropolitan see, Most Rev. Dr. Ignatius Kaigama to continue with his policy of nurturing the spirituality of the people as well as implementing the social teachings of the Church. Mr. Peter Obi was speaking to the press yesterday after the installation of the Archbishop at the Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles at Karsana, Kubwa, today.
Obi who said that the elevation of Kaigama was due to his hard work, deep spirituality and administrative acumen, said it was in line with what he had been preaching – the need to appoint or elect people based on proven ability observable from their earlier appointment.
Obi called on the new Archbishop to continue his good work through his support to the poor, promotion of education as the best legacy for future competition, promotion of peace and inter-religious dialogue and faithfulness to the universal Church.
Obi who also commended the former Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan for his services to the Church and the country and wished him a happy retired life. However, Obi reminded him that his voice is still very much needed as a moral compass for a country still in search of direction.
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The Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 election, Mr. Peter Obi( left), with the Papal Nuncio to Nigeria, Most Rev. Anthonio Fillipazzi (right), shortly before the installation mass for the new Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama at Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles, Karsana, Kubwa, today.