Labour Party’s Peter Obi Applauds Elder Statesman Emeka Anyaoku’s Global Advocacy on 91st Birthday

Labour Party’s Peter Obi Praises Emeka Anyaoku’s Diplomatic Legacy on His 91st Birthday

In a commendatory post shared on his official handle, Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), lauded the remarkable diplomatic contributions of Chief Emeka Anyaoku, a former Commonwealth Secretary-General.

The tribute was offered following Obi’s attendance at the 91st birthday anniversary ceremony of the esteemed elder statesman in Obosi, Anambra State.

Exemplary Ambassador for Nigeria on the Global Stage

Describing Anyaoku as a “quintessential diplomat,” Peter Obi emphasized the elder statesman’s role as an exemplary ambassador for Nigeria on the global stage.

Obi highlighted Anyaoku’s unwavering commitment to truth and advocacy for peace, unity, and the accommodation of Nigeria’s cultural diversity.

Advocacy for Good Governance, Health, and Education

Peter Obi underscored Chief Anyaoku’s ongoing advocacy for good governance in Nigeria, particularly emphasizing the need for increased investment in health and education.

The elder statesman’s powerful voice has been consistently raised against the challenges of insecurity, demonstrating a commitment to addressing critical issues facing the nation.

Commissioning of Emeka and Bunmi Anyaoku Foundation Centre

The 91st birthday celebration took on added significance with the commissioning of the Emeka and Bunmi Anyaoku Foundation Centre.

The newly inaugurated center houses a library and a museum, equipped with a wealth of books and historical materials aimed at promoting education and learning—a quality deemed critical and often lacking in contemporary Nigeria.

A Patriotic Nigerian’s Meritorious Diplomatic Service

Expressing deep respect for Chief Anyaoku, Peter Obi acknowledged the elder statesman’s meritorious years of diplomatic service to Nigeria within the Commonwealth of Nations.

Anyaoku’s impact as a truly patriotic Nigerian has left a lasting legacy that extends beyond the individual to the collective well-being of the nation.

Prayer for Continued Guidance and Wisdom

Peter Obi concluded his post with earnest prayers for Chief Emeka Anyaoku’s continued good health, both in mind and body.

He expressed hope that through the Emeka and Bunmi Anyaoku Foundation Centre, Nigeria would nurture a generation of leaders committed to upholding democratic ideals and contributing to the realization of a New Nigeria.

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