Peter Obi who is the presidential candidate of Labour Party, and current governor of Anambra State, Professor Charles Soludo, on Saturday, congratulated Bishop of Ekwulobia, Peter Okpaleke, on being sworn in as a cardinal by Pope Francis at a ceremony in Rome.
Peter Obi Congratulates Peter Okpaleke via his Twitter handle after the swearing was over.
Speaking further, Obi described Cardinal Okpaleke as a huge blessing not only to the church in Nigeria, but to the entire church.
His words read:
"He has remained a blessing to not just the church in Nigeria, but the universal church. His patience, understanding and wide perspectives on issues remain some of his valuable assets that have continued to propel him higher in the priestly vocation.”
Equally, the present Anambra State governor, Soludo send his congratulatery message.
Soludo message read:
Soludo, in a statement by his press secretary, Christian Aburime, described "The elevation as a befitting reward for the Bishop who over the years, has shown exemplary conduct in the service of God through great personal sacrifices and outstanding contributions to ecumenical services in the Church."
Both Soludo and Obi were in the Vatican City for Okpaleke's swearing in.