The Catholic Bishop of Nnewi, the Most Rev. Hilary Okeke, has appealed to Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State not to quit politics after the governor gave him cheques totalling N130m on Friday.
The bishop said this at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Ihiala, shortly after he received a cheque of N100m in support of ongoing projects at the hospital from the governor.
The governor also gave the bishop another cheque of N30m for the Maternity and Childcare complex at Azigbo.
Okeke said Obi’s declaration that he was done with politics was not acceptable to him, adding that the governor still had much to offer society.
The cleric said the entire people of Anambra State, Igbo and Nigerians pray that people like him should have the opportunity of serving Nigerians at the centre in view of his exceptional performance in Anambra State.
Two days ago, Obi also presented a cheque of N100m to Archbishop Valerian Okeke for the ongoing work at St. Charles Borromeo Hospital, Onitsha, saying that other hospitals in strategic partnership with the Government of Anambra State would receive theirs as part of the “final push” by his government towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals by the years 2015.
The cleric commended the governor for his commitment to projects that impact directly on the lives of the people, noting that people of the state would forever remain grateful to him for touching their lives in special ways.
The bishop said the hospital had benefited a lot from the Obi administration as his support had repositioned the hospital and provided conducive environment for efficient healthcare delivery.