Peter Obi, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, celebrated his 60th birthday with sickle cell patients.
The former governor of Anambra paid a visit to the Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder (APLSCD), where he cut his birthday cake and donated N2 million.
Obi, speaking at the APLSCD’s National Headquarters in Agulu, Anambra State, expressed gratitude to God for all the gifts he has had over the past 60 years, which began on July 19. He said that whatever accomplishments or heights one achieves in life are due to God’s grace.
“We must show our gratitude to God by investing in the well-being of people around us, particularly those who are in need.”
Obi admonished authorities at all levels of government to never turn a blind eye to the screams of the underprivileged. He reminded them that authority comes from God, and anyone who abuses it by disregarding the cries of the poor will be punished by God.
Obi, who handed over a N2 million check to the association’s National Coordinator, Mrs Aisha Edward Maduagwu, encouraged her to invest the money in the welfare of members while also encouraging them to continue their struggle against sickle cell disease.
Aisha thanked Obi for his generous donation and said it was a wonderful and happy day for them to meet the former governor of Anambra.
“As we all know, Mr Peter Obi is a man of immense public acceptance in civility, humility, charity, and an accomplished public servant whose eight years as Governor of Anambra State emancipated the state from the doldrums, into an economic boom, with all social machinery working smoothly for the common good.
“Obi is enjoying his birthday today and has decided to bring this joyous occasion to people suffering with sickle cell disease, in a noble and exceptional way that represents his humanistic mentality, as being concerned about the well-being of the less fortunate,” Aisha explained.