Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP)
in the 2023 elections, says his heart goes out to security personnel who are
spending Christmas at the battlefronts.
Obi, in a statement on Monday by Michael Nwolisa, his media
aide, said security operatives are being overstretched by the increasing
incidents of terrorism and insecurity across the country.
“As we celebrate this season of peace and love and the
approach of a new year, I like to spare a thought for our compatriots in
uniform,” the statement reads.
“The men and women of our armed and security services come
to mind. The soldiers in various battlefronts of insecurity, the policemen and
women in patrol in our cities and highways, the Civil Defense Corps, and
Department of State Security operatives.
citizens are often lost in our thoughts and prayers both as leaders and fellow
citizens yet they remain the guardians and protectors of our freedom as a
“I am thinking of those who in the call of duty have to
spend this festive season away from the comfort of home and the embrace of
“I am referring to those who face the risk of the supreme
sacrifice to protect and defend the freedom of our dear nation and the
liberties that come with our democracy.
“Let us spare them our thoughts and prayers this season. Let
them be reassured that their labours are appreciated by a grateful nation.
“Great nations are built by rulers, citizens, and the
protectors of freedom.”
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