Presidential Candidate Peter Obi Urges Leaders to Lead by Example in Addressing Nigeria’s Challenges

Presidential Candidate Peter Obi Urges Leaders to Lead by Example in Addressing Nigeria’s Challenges

…By Henry George for TDPel Media.

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25 election, has emphasized the need for leaders in Nigeria to lead by example in the face of the country’s challenges.


He expressed that Nigerian leaders cannot continue to urge the people to make sacrifices without making sacrifices themselves, particularly considering the hardships faced by the citizens due to increases in fuel prices and electricity tariffs.

Obi made these remarks during the funeral service of the late Most Rev Maxwell Anikwenwa, the Dean of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion.

Leaders Must Sacrifice to Alleviate People’s Suffering

Obi highlighted that the behavior, character, and conduct of public officials should align with societal expectations.


He emphasized that leaders should not merely preach about sacrifice but should actively demonstrate it.

Obi emphasized that the suffering experienced by the people necessitates leaders to be at the forefront of alleviating their hardships.

Tribute to the Late Most Rev Maxwell Anikwenwa

Obi described the late Most Rev Maxwell Anikwenwa as not only a man of God but also a remarkable Nigerian who made significant contributions beyond his pastoral work.

He acknowledged Anikwenwa’s involvement in advocating for a better Nigeria, good governance, and various other initiatives aimed at building a stronger nation.

Dignitaries in Attendance

Several dignitaries were present at the funeral service.


The Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, represented the governor.

Other notable attendees included Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the Senator representing Anambra Central; Victor Umeh, the House of Representatives member for Awka North and South; Professor Lilian Orogbu; Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Anyachebelu; and Dr. Dan Chukwudozie, Chairman of Dozy Group, among others.


Peter Obi’s remarks emphasize the importance of leadership by example in addressing the challenges faced by Nigeria.

He calls for leaders to make tangible sacrifices to alleviate the suffering of the people and align their behavior with the expectations of society.

The tribute to the late Most Rev Maxwell Anikwenwa acknowledges his contributions to a better Nigeria and his commitment to advocating for good governance.


The presence of various dignitaries at the funeral service underscores the significance of the occasion and the respect held for the late dean.

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