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We’re all prisoners in Nigeria, says Peter Obi

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has admonished prisoners not to feel isolated and finished because everybody is in prison in Nigeria seeking the face of God for freedom and redemption.






Mr. Obi, who celebrated the Easter Mass with prisoners at the Correctional Centre in Onitsha, Anambra State, told the prisoners that from the day’s reading, Mary Magdalen, who was the first to discover the resurrected Christ, was once unholy “but today, she is reformed and privileged to discover the rising of Christ even before the Apostles.






“What that means is that being in prison is not the end of life as they could get corrected and enjoy salvation even before the so-called free people”.




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The Archbishop of Onitsha Catholic Archdiocese, His Grace Valerie Okeke, who celebrated the Easter Mass with about 12 other priests inside the Correctional Centre, had in a homily said that if Mary Magdalene could transform to be among the early beneficiaries of the Christ resurrection, even them in the Correctional Centre will turn around to be great in the society and before God.







Highlights of the Easter celebration with the inmates which Obi has been doing from his days as Governor of Anambra state (2006 to 2014) were the dancing and elation of the inmates in their various cultural groups all shouting his praises as a friend and father of the Prisoners.






During the dancing and praises, the LP standard bearer discovered a little child of one year, six months, Musochukwu Ejiofor, whose mother is serving in the prison following a N250,000 business deal gone wrong.





Obi carried the child who was also in dancing attire like the mother and and celebrated with them and their cultural groups.






The former governor, whom the Archbishop identified as one of the charity pillars keeping the Correctional centre going, announced the donation of some food items and some money for the project in the centre.