Okeke was speaking yesterday during the installation of Chris Ukachukwu as the new President of Onitsha Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OCC IMA) in Onitsha.
Okeke said that in the eight years that Obi was the governor the people of the state offered him all possible support and because he did very well, he was granted the liberty to choose his successor and that however his successor ends, that he would be part of the blame or commendation.
Speaking at the event, Obi said that no responsible Nigerian should be happy over how things had turned out in the country. He called on Nigerians to continue to have faith in the country with assurances that by their active participation, good governance would one day be enthroned.
Obi, who regretted the total lack of confidence in essential infrastructure in the country, especially health infrastructure called on government to pay attention to basic infrastructure and restore hope in the country.
Using himself as an example, Obi said it was because of his conviction that Nigeria could do well that made him support the rebuilding of health infrastructure, among others, when he was the governor.
“Since I left Government, apart from attending events at Lagos, Abuja and other parts of the country, I live here in Onitsha. I confidently make use of Holy Rosary Hospital, Waterside, Onitsha, because when I was the governor, I supported the rebuilding of the hospital as well as many others in different parts of the state.
When I read about complex heart operations taking place at St. Joseph Hospital, Adazi-Nnukwu, I feel happy I was part of it. There is one thing our people do not know – when one serves the people very well, which is not about making money, one will feel a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment which is far more precious than money because it is priceless,” Obi said.