To mark his 62nd birthday anniversary, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Wednesday visited different Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau state, and donated food items, cash to the 18,000 persons there.
Residents of Farinkasa Kerana and Sabon Gari communities in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State were recently thrown into mourning following fresh attacks by gunmen, which left scores of persons dead.
Mr. Obi in company with the National Chairman of the LP, Barrister Julius Abure, and other party leaders also visited, state Governor, Caleb Mutfwang to commiserate with him on the terror attack.
Mutfwang told Obi that he will achieve even far more greater things than he already achieved in years ahead.
Speaking in Plateau Government House in Jos while congratulating Obi on his birthday anniversary and his humanitarian visits to the state, the Governor said,
“Today marks another milestone in your life, and I hope it brings you joy, fulfillment, and renewed energy as you continue to serve our great nation.
“As a fellow politician, I have had the privilege of witnessing your dedication and commitment to public service. Your tireless efforts in championing the interests of our constituents and striving for positive change have not gone unnoticed. Your leadership qualities, wisdom, and passion have inspired many within and outside of the country in the pursuit of goals with determination and integrity”
The Governor told his guest that “Birthdays are an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and set new goals for the future. I have witnessed firsthand the positive impact you have made, and I am confident that you will continue to achieve great things in the years ahead.
In his remarks, Obi said that he came to Plateau in line with his earlier humble request from friends and well-wishers to spread the love today by visiting orphanage homes, hospitals, and schools to mark his 62nd birthday,
“I visited Plateau State today to commiserate with the Governor and the people over the recent incessant killings in the State, which are totally unacceptable.
“I was in 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 in the IDP Camp in Mangu, which is the biggest in the State, occupied by about 60 communities.
At the IDP camp, Obi made a token support of N5 million with some bags of rice and also reassured them of love and care. “I equally explained to them that we are all in this together and that so long as we have some Nigerians living in IDP Camps, every Nigerian is living in IDP Camp”
The former Anambra state Governor thanked Mutfwang for his warm reception, kind comments, and for the great efforts he has made so far concerning security in the State. He 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.