Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate in the 25 February election has hailed Nigerian-born Archbishop Fortunatis Nwachukwu on his appointment by Pope Francis as secretary of the Section of First Evangelization of the Dicastery for Evangelization.
The former governor of Anambra state said the appointment had made the Archbishop a pro perfect in the Church.
Obi disclosed this on Wednesday through his official Twitter handle.
“On behalf of my family, I rejoice with and heartily congratulate the Nigerian-born Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, recently appointed by the Pope, as the Secretary of the Dicastery for Evangelisation, Section for First Evangelisation, and the New Particular Churches.
“Archbishop Nwachukwu has served in many exalted positions during his priestly vocation. By this appointment, the cleric has become a pro perfect in the Church.
“I pray for God to give Archbishop Nwachukwu the grace, wisdom and strength to function in his new office”, he posted.
On Wednesday, 15 March, the Holy See Press Office announced the Papal appointment of Archbishop Nwachukwu.