Peter Obi And Humility
By Dr Moses Paul
Witnessing the humility of Mr. Peter Obi today was truly inspiring. As we bid farewell, I couldn’t help but admire his selflessness and down-to-earth nature. Despite being offered a first-class ticket, he chose to travel to the host nation of Afcon, Cote d’Ivoire, like any ordinary person.
The memory of our time at the New Africa Foundation convention in Accra, Ghana, still lingers in my mind.
It was there that I witnessed Mr. Peter Obi’s unwavering commitment to frugality and resourcefulness. In a setting where extravagant displays and lavish expenses are the norm, he stood out by declining all the unnecessary paraphernalia associated with international meetings.
His insistence on saving money wherever possible struck a chord within me, as it is a testament to his consistent values and principles. Mr. Peter Obi’s unwavering dedication to fiscal responsibility serves as a powerful reminder that true leadership is not about indulging in extravagance, but rather about making wise and prudent choices for the greater good. In Cote d’Ivoire, amidst the presence of numerous esteemed dignitaries, Mr Peter Obi chose to stand among the supporters.
His genuine connection with the people and his willingness to be part of the crowd exemplify his humility and dedication to serving others, surprising and uplifting the Super Eagles and spectators alike with a powerful presence that radiated hope and joy throughout the stadium.
He truly embodies the essence of leadership, reminding us that greatness lies not in titles or privileges, but in the genuine care and compassion we show towards our fellow human beings.