The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi has sympathized with the people of Morocco over the recent high-magnitude earthquake that hit the country.
Recall that a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Moroccan city of Marrakech last Friday night.
The quake shook many buildings, forcing several Moroccans to flee their homes.
Reports say over 800 people have been confirmed dead as of last Saturday, with hundreds left injured.
In a statement on his official X handle on Monday morning, Obi expressed shock over the incident, “which, according to reports, has a death toll of over 2000 people.”
He condoled the government and the “great people of Morocco.”
The former Anambra governor argued that the socio-economic contributions of Morocco to Africa are immeasurable.
“I remember when I paid a study visit to Morocco last year, I was warmly received by the people. I share in their pains and urge them not to be disheartened,” Obi wrote.
“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.”
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