Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), visited the Muslim and Hausa community in a mosque in Awka, Anambra State capital, to felicitate with them on the occasion of Eid al-Fitri.
During his visit, he donated food items, including cartons of noodles, bags of rice, and soft drinks, and promised to support the rebuilding of the mosque that was undergoing a facelift. He pledged to contribute to the work to ensure they have a befitting place of worship.
Addressing the Muslim community, Obi emphasized that his visit had nothing to do with politics, but was to celebrate with them as a fellow Nigerian. He said religion and politics should not divide Nigerians and that Nigeria will continue to be one irrespective of politics.
Speaking with journalists, Obi stated that he had not taken a rest after the presidential poll because no serious leader would go on vacation with the way things were going on in Nigeria.
The leader of the Muslim community in Awka, Alhaji Musa Bello, who spoke on behalf of the community, praised Obi for his consistency in visiting them and for sponsoring some members of the Muslim community to Saudi Arabia during his tenure as governor of the state.
He said Obi was a lover of all men and had been very beneficial to mankind.