Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo CFR has stated he is privileged to be in the same Mass with his immediate predecessor, Chief Willie Obiano (Akpokuodike) wife, Ebelechukwu Obiano (Osodieme), APGA Senatorial Candidate Anambra North, the former Governor of Anambra State and Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi.
He made this statement in a Holy Mass of Thanksgiving held at Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha.
Governor Soludo rejoiced with His Eminence Francis Cardinal Arinze who marked his 90th birthday,
“We have gathered to celebrate one of the finest gifts God has given to the world.
“You have been such a great influence and inspiration to the universal world, Anambra State, Nigeria and to me personally.
“I recount, you had a special mass for me and my predecessor, giving me a message which I will never forget.
“You told me, while I am in a haste to change the world, I should always remember that the people i deal with, are children of Adam and Eve,” Soludo said.
Governor Soludo also had special thanks for the Diocese of Onitsha, for organizing such an auspicious event and to everyone who attended the mass on a Thursday (working day).
He wished His Eminence, Good Health and Many More Years on Earth.
His Eminence Francis Cardinal Arinze is an illustrious son of Eziowelle Community in Idemmili North Local Government of Anambra State.
He is the Arch Bishop Emeritus of Onitsha Diocese, a highly placed patriarch and an Ecclesiastical Ancestor in the Catholic World.
Personalities in attendance were, the Obi of Onitsha,
Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe (Agbogidi), Sen. Victor Umeh (Labour Party Senatorial Candidate, Anambra Central), Hon. Ikenna Iyiegbu (Ike Cubana) APGA Candidate, Idemmili North and South Federal Constituency, Cardinals, Bishops, Rev. Fathers, Monsignors, Traditional Rulers, Papal Knights amongst others.