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OBIANO’s SPECIAL EASTER MESSAGE …The Supremacy of Sacrifice to Human Progress and Nation-building

By Ifeanyi Aniagoh
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The Supremacy of Sacrifice to Human Progress and Nation-building

Ndi Anambra, all over Christendom, the period of Easter is a time for deep reflection on the supremacy of sacrifice in the affairs of man. In the Christian calendar, no other event draws attention to the awesome love of God for mankind as exemplified in the sacrificial death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ as the feast of Easter does.

In much the same way, no time is humanity more vividly reminded of the significance of SACRIFICE to human progress and nation-building as the Easter period. Indeed every Easter, the entire Christendom is forced to recall that our SALVATION is a product of priceless SACRIFICE…that there can be no progress without SACRIFICE!

Ndi Anambra, this Easter is a Special one – our dear country, Nigeria is on the cusp of change. The situation calls for greater introspection and a better appreciation of the place of sacrifice in
the handling of the delicate issues of nationhood.

Just last week, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan demonstrated a deep understanding of the imperatives of sacrifice to nation-building when he accepted our people's collective wish for change and congratulated the President-Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in last Saturday's Presidential Election. In doing this, President Jonathan has shown that if we are to build a country of our dreams, Nigerian leaders must lead from the front…we must imbibe the virtue of setting a personal example.

Ndi Anambra, as we re-unite with our loved ones and friends this Easter, I urge you to devote a little time to reflect on the larger questions of nationhood and the little personal sacrifices that we must all make to create a better society for ourselves and our children yet unborn.

The coming House of Assembly election gives us a great chance to sustain the current momentum of purposeful governance in Anambra State. We need a peaceful legislative assembly and a cordial relationship between the three arms of government to continue our push to expand the frontiers of excellence in Anambra State. We can only achieve this by voting for all the 30 candidates seeking election into the Anambra State House of Assembly on the platform of APGA. I urge you to vote for them.

Ndi Anambra, I assure you that this exercise will not be like the last one. I have the assurances of all the security agencies in the state and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that this election shall be different from the last one. They have all assured me that this time, your vote will count. So, come out and vote for APGA!

Ndi Anambra, Happy Easter!

Willie Obiano

Governor, Anambra State