Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate for 2023, commended a young Nigerian painter for smashing a Guinness World Record.
In a statement on Sunday, Obi highlighted Chancellor Ahaghotu, a Nigerian student of art. Ahaghotu recently painted nonstop for 100 hours, shattering the record that had stood for ten years for the longest painting marathon.
“This is yet another gratifying story coming out of a troubled nation marred by successive leadership failure, and poor direction for her numerous young talents,” Obi said. “I congratulate the young talented student for this achievement which is an obvious attestation of his hard work, resilience, and commitment to his art.”
The former Anambra governor said Ahaghotu’s exceptional feat “clearly strengthens our belief in a New Nigeria that is possible.”
Obi encouraged the artist and other Nigerian youth to continue pursuing self-development through hard work, which he said would equip them with the necessary skills to excel.
“I encourage him, and other Nigerian youths to continue to walk the path of hard work and self-development which will equip them with the necessary skills to attain greater heights in life,” Obi stated.
Guinness World Record, on Wednesday, announced Chancellor, a sophomore at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, to have surpassed the previous longest painting marathon record of 60 hours, set by Roland Palmaerts (Belgium/Canada) in 2013.
“I came to the United States to pursue my dreams and build up my career as a recognised artist,” Chancellor told GWR before embarking on his record attempt.
“Breaking the record will boost my recognition as an artist both in my school and the world at large,” he said.
Over the course of four days, Chancellor put forth a great deal of effort to create 106 pieces that depicted a wide range of subjects, including celebrities, food items, plants, animals, and much more.
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