Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) nominee for president in 2023, expressed sorrow over the deaths of more than 2,000 people in Morocco.
According to Gistlover, a strong earthquake rocked the nation of North Africa on Friday night, causing terrified citizens to flee their homes in fear.
The mountainous region was hit by the 6+ magnitude earthquake, which was also felt in Rabat, Casablanca, and Essaouira, three coastal cities located 72 km (45 mi) southwest of Marrakesh, Morocco’s most popular tourist destination.
Obi expressed his shock at the tragic news of the powerful earthquake in the country of North Africa in a statement released via his verified X handle on Monday.
The former governor of Anambra claimed that Morocco has made incalculable socioeconomic contributions to Africa.
Therefore, he expressed his sympathy to the government and the great people of Morocco over the tragic incident, saying that he shared their suffering and imploring them not to be discouraged.
He wrote: “I am shocked by the sad news of the high-magnitude earthquake which hit Morocco recently, and which, according to reports, has a death toll of over 2000 people. My heart goes out to the government and the great people of Morocco.
“The socio-economic contributions of Morocco to Africa are immeasurable. I remember when I paid a study visit to Morocco last year, the people warmly received me. I share in their pains and urge them not to be disheartened.
“I condole with the families of those who lost their lives to this sad incident. May God comfort the affected families, grant eternal rest to the dead, and grant quick recovery to the injured.”