Peter Obi donates N5m and 100 bags of rice to mark his 62nd birthday (Video)

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Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the last elections, has donated a sum of N5 million and food items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the Plateau state to mark his 62nd birthday.

Obi, in a statement on his social media handles on Wednesday, said he visited the state on the occasion of his 62nd birthday to commiserate with the government over the killing of over 300 people in the area.

According to Obi, “In line with my earlier humble request for friends and well-wishers to spread the love today by visiting hospitals, schools and care homes to mark my 62nd birthday, I visited Plateau State to commiserate with the Governor and the people over the recent widespread unfortunate killings in the State, which are unacceptable.

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“I visited Mangu Local Govt. Area, where over 300 people, including women and children, have been killed. I commiserated and condoled with them over the several attacks on them and the killings of their loved ones.

“I was at Bungha Pilot School in Mangu, which is the biggest IDP Camp in the State, occupied by about 60 communities. I made token support of N5 million with some bags of rice and also reassured them of our love and care.

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“I equally explained to them that we are all in this together and that as long as we have some Nigerians living in IDP Camps, every Nigerian is living in IDP Camp.”

Obi commended the Governor of Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang, for his warm reception and kind comments.

“I thanked him, especially for the great efforts he has made so far concerning the killings and terror attacks in the State, and for ensuring that the IDPs are well cared for. I commiserated with him over the killings in the State and encouraged him to continue to deliver good governance to the people.

“I also thanked the traditional ruler Mishkaham Mwaghavul, HRH John Putmang Hirse, for the hospitality, and assured the Mangu people that in the New Nigeria, their security and that of every Nigerian will be prioritized,” he said.

Governor Mutfwang on his part wished the LP presidential candidate a happy birthday and thanked him for his visit to his state, noting that “Man­gu has been in the news a lot because it was one of the most peaceful areas of the state.”

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He pointed out that “loos­ing over 300 lives in the space of two months is a national disaster that must stop and so we are determined to fight to the end to ensure Plateau State remains the home of peace and tourism.

“You have changed the po­litical landscape in Nigeria. We share a similar vision of a Ni­geria that works where the chil­dren of the poor can also be rec­ognised, where every Nigerian can sleep without fear of being killed. We as a government are committed to this task and we promise to do our best.”

Watch the video of Peter Obi donating cash give and food items below:

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