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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the just concluded Presidential election, Mr Peter Obi, has felicitated with a Nigerian, Uzoma Asagwara, on her swearing-in as a Health minister in the province of Manitoba, Canada.
By her appointment, Asagwara also doubles as the Deputy Premier of the province.
In a series of tweets shared on Sunday via his profile on X (formerly Twitter) which was sighted by The Eastern Updates, Obi attributed Asagwara’s success to hard work and dedication to duty.
‘The swearing-in of a young Nigerian, Uzoma Chioma Asagwara, as the new Health Minister and Deputy Premier of the Province of Manitoba in Canada, was heartwarming. The uplifting report again, buttresses the resourceful spirit of Nigerians,’ he tweeted.
‘According to the report, Asagwara was the first black individual to achieve this position in Manitoba. I sincerely congratulate her for achieving this feat, which can only be earned through hard work, commitment and dedication to duty.
‘She serves as a lesson in hard work to millions of Nigerian youth. I wish her success in her new position and encourage her to continue to pursue societal progress both in Canada and our country, Nigeria,’ he said.
According to the former Anambra governor, Asagwara is a model of hard work to the Nigerian youths. He also reaffirmed his belief in the ‘greatness and infinite resourcefulness of the Nigerian people.’
In another report, no fewer than five governorship candidates of various political parties in Imo State on Sunday evening signed a peace accord before the Justice, Development, Peace and Caritas Commission, the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, the National Voter’s Drive Coalition, and the Imo Advocacy Group with Governor Uzodinma surprisingly absent.
The Governorship hopefuls pledged to ensure a credible election devoid of violence in the state during the 1th of November, 2023, Imo governorship election.
The Eastern Updates reports that candidates from five political parties, including Labour Party’s Senator Athan Achonu, Peoples Democratic Party’s Senator Samuel Anyanwu, Chief Okere John Jude of the Accord Party, Maj Gen Lincoln Ogunewe (retd) of Action Alliance and Sir Anthony Ejiogu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.