Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23, 2019 general election, Mr. Peter Obi has tasked Muslims to use the period of Eid el Kabir celebration to pray God’s intervention in the affairs of Nigeria.
Obi, who said that Nigeria should be better than it is now, noted however that it required God’s revival to return to its glory.
According to him, “God had destined us to be a great people and a great nation but through our human failings we are where we shouldn’t be down the valley.”
In a statement from his media office, the former governor, therefore, urged Muslims to use the opportunity of Sallah to call on God to revive the country.
“We must all therefore return to God in deep supplication to save our country and time like this provides huge opportunity for us to cry to God for justice and fair play in our land.
“Without Justice and freedom this society cannot blossom, let us therefore in unison cry to God for mercy by providing people conscious and God fearing political leadership.”
He noted the prevailing hardship in the country including the needless blood letting but urged the people not to allow it affect their spirit of love, brotherliness and peaceful co existence which Sallah festivity is about.
Rather, the people should use this year’s Eid-El Kabir festivities to engender the spirit of oneness and also re-dedicate themselves to the virtues of love, patriotism and unity for the desired national development.
He admonished the government to relax the tensed situation in the country by seeking a pragmatic solution to the increasing security challenges and following the rule of law and respect for the rights of citizens as required by democracy.
Obi said that government and their agencies should through their actions and inactions be at the forefront of engendering love, humility and forgiveness which should guide the citizens way of living irrespective of religion, ethnic and political differences and help in ushering in a new and adorable era where bitterness, hatred and warring shall give way to peace and concord.
He wished all Nigerians a happy Sallah celebration and prayed for enduring Justice and peace.