The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, says he is not desperate for political power, but he is desperate to make the society work.
Obi said this on Thursday at Regina Caeli Specialist Hospital, Awka, when he paid an unsheduled to the hopsital to encourage them in the critical role they play in society, stressing that his sincere commitment to the development of society remains unshaken despite the fallout of the presidential election.
He must have been refering to the attempt of those in power to villify him.
Recall that the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed had accused him of treason, knowing same to be false.
Obi again stated that the ultimate progress and development of society remains his vision and he would stop at nothing to make it a reality.
“Anyone who has followed my journey in life will discover that I do not joke with human development, of which health is a critical component. I have maintained that the surest means of developing our society is by investing the three components of human development being education, health and poverty alleviation. So for me, beyond getting access to political power, I desire to see a functional society.
“Today I decided to pass through Regina Caeli Specialist Hospital and support the great works they are doing. I am happy with their efforts in delivering good health care to the people, and I am confident that they will do more with my financial support,” Obi said.
He presented a cheque of N2 million to the management of the hospital to support their healthcare delivery, and help some indigent patients in dire financial need.
While appreciating Obi for his benevolence, the Manager of the Hospital, Rev Fr Innocent Affusim, on behalf of the Proprietor of the Hospital, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, described Obi as a gracious gift to humanity, moreso Nigeria.
According to him, the former Anambra State governor has remained consistent in his generosity, and that he is a firm supporter of societal progress.
He prayed God to continue to protect and bless Obi always.