Man Who Benefitted From Peter Obi's Financial Grant Meets Labour Party Candidate in Rome

Man Who Benefitted From Peter Obi's Financial Grant Meets Labour Party Candidate in Rome

  • In 2014, 160 First Class graduates in Anambra received 1 million naira from Peter Obi when he was the governor of the state.
  • One of the beneficiaries of that scheme who is now a Catholic priest, Fr. Chidi Maduekwe met with Obi recently at the Vatican city
  • Obi was at the holy city to rejoice with His Eminence, Peter Cardinal Okpaleke as he canonically receives the Red Hat from His Holiness, Pope Francis

Vatican City - Fr. Chidi Maduekwe, one of the beneficiaries who received N1 million from Peter Obi when he was the governor of Anambra state met with the Labour Party presidential candidate recently at the Vatican city in Rome.

An excited Maduekwe reminded the former governor of his gesture, adding that the money changed his life then.

Read also

Young Nigerian launches mobile app to mobilise support for prominent presidential candidate

Peter Obi
Peter Obi's investment in education remains one of his enduring legacies as a former Anambra governor.
Source: UGC

In a video he posted on Twitter, the Catholic priest said to Obi:

“I was one of those people, under your care as governor of Anambra state, who received first class, and one milion naira then. I just want to say thank you and I am very happy to have received such encouragement from you.

PAY ATTENTION: Share your outstanding story with our editors! Please reach us through!

“I am currently in the United States. I finished by Masters in Belgium and currently doing my PhD.”

He further said he invested the N1 million received into treasury bond at the time.

Photos of Masquerades seen with Labour Party flags trends on social media

Meanwhile, photos of masquerades holding the flag of Labour Party have surfaced on social media.

The photos were shared by an ardent supporter of the party on Twitter, Aminu Nurudeen.

He also wrote:

Read also

Peter Obi: PDP NWC member endorses Labour Party presidential candidate

“The gods are hungry and so have decided to support Peter Obi. Dem no see sacrifice chop and no ogogoro to take step down. Bad leadership affects.”

2023: 'OBIdients' embark on cleaning exercise in Enugu, share Peter Obi fliers

In a related development, some youths in Enugu are cleaning every part of the state to create awareness for Obi ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

The supporters of the Labour Party candidate are also sharing fliers of Obi and educating residents on the need to vote right in 2023.

Photos of the youths carrying out the sanitation in exercise have gone viral on social media.

Peter Obi: Barber in Gombe gives free haircuts to campaign for Labour Party candidate

Recall that a young professional barber in Gombe voluntarily rendered haircut services to residents free of charge in support of Obi's presidential ambition recently.

Read also

Man raises money from Facebook followers, buys megaphone to campaign for Peter Obi

Photos of the young man offering the service and young people queueing in front of his shop went viral on social media.

Excited residents of the northeast state also shared photos from the initiative on their social media pages.


Jerrywright Ukwu avatar

Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at