Kenneth Okonkwo, who is the spokesperson for Peter Obi’s presidential campaign council, has shared a story about an incident that occurred during one of their campaign rallies in Lagos.
According to Okonkwo, a young Yoruba boy, with arms wide open, came and stood in front of Obi’s convoy, without regard for his safety. When the boy was later interviewed, he stated that his parents had told him that Peter Obi was a good man, and he wanted to pray for him.
In a video posted on YouTube by Njenje Media TV, Okonkwo described the incident about 22 minutes in. He reminded viewers of how the Yoruba boy, who was young, stood in front of Peter Obi’s car, and did not care whether security personnel could stop him.
The boy acted according to his own beliefs, saying that he felt the need to pray for Obi when he saw him. Okonkwo noted that the boy’s innocence was impressive, considering the danger he put himself in.
Okonkwo went on to say that the incident demonstrated the impressionable nature of children, and the impact that parents can have on them.
By teaching their children about good people, like Peter Obi, parents can influence their children to do good things, such as pray for someone they believe is a good person, even if it means putting themselves in harm’s way.