Christmas: Obiano, Ozigbo charge Christians to show love, share gifts

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State November 6 poll, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo have urged Christians to show love to their neighbors through selfless services and exchange of gifts.

The governor in a Christmas Message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr James Eze described Christmas as a season to reflect on the God’s greatest love to mankind.

“Christmas is the manifestation of God’s greatest love for mankind which he demonstrated by giving us his son, Jesus Christ. Christmas is characterized by the act of giving. When we give, we touch somebody.

“We show love, we symbolize God’s unconditional love to us in giving us his only son, Jesus. The Nigerian society is at the crossroads with growing acts of violence, brigandage and terrorism spreading from North to South. Separatist agitators are springing up across the length and breadth of the country.

“But only love can calm the nation’s troubled waters. Our story shall change when Nigerians begin to treat one another with love and kindness. Love does not discriminate; it does not acknowledge any boundaries; it does not keep a record of wrongs. Nigerians must learn to love one another as the first condition for greatness,” Obiano said.

On his part Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, said that Christmas symbolises the selfless, unconditional, and eternal love of Jesus Christ, which should be emulated.

Ozigbo said, “As we mark this year’s yuletide celebration, let us spread love, glad tidings, and happiness among one another. I also pray that this year’s celebration brings blessings, fulfilled dreams and unlimited joy to you and your households.”

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