Christmas: Ohaneze youths call for love, brotherliness among Igbo

As Christians join their counterparts across the world to celebrate this year’s Christmas, Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Wing has felicitated with Christians in South East, urging them to keep hope alive ahead of the New year, 2024.

The Acting National Youth Leader, Mazi Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu in his Christmas message, explained the need for Ndigbo to take advantage of the Christmas season to return home to build brotherliness, love and oneness within the zone.

He also noted that the season was an opportunity to support various initiatives of Ohaneze, South East Governors and other Pan Igbo groups, especially towards addressing security situation in the region.

While wishing Christians Merry Christmas and prosperous new year, Okpalaezeukwu urged Christians to exemplify virtuous of love and humility which the birth of Jesus Christ reflected.

He said: “I am pleased to use this season of Yuletide to felicitate the Christian faithful as they celebrate Christmas which commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ.

“This season is punctuated with sharing love with family members, friends and the underprivileged; and symbolically a time for self renewal, thus, charting a new beginning in your lives as Christian faithful.

“Let’s seize the moment to extend hands of love and compassion to the less privileged and downtrodden.

“As we reflect on the significance of Christmas, may I use the opportunity to appreciate your individual and collective contributions in building a united and virile Alaigbo devoid of violence, hatred and acrimony.

“Accordingly, I charge you to rededicate yourselves to your commitment to building a formidable Alaigbo every indigene of the zone will be proud of.

“I also urge Southeast governors to intensify security, especially at the various flashpoints in the region.

“As many that may travel during this festive period, I wish you journey mercies and divine protection to and fro your various destinations as you prioritize your personal security.”

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