Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has congratulated Muslim faithful as they mark the Eid-el-Kabir.
In a release made available to journalists, he urged them to continue to pray for the nation passing through “terrible times.” Obi expressed the hope that, with divine intervention through prayers, sincerity, hard work and leadership discipline, Nigeria would surmount its present challenges.
“Our dear nation is heavily buffeted by insecurity, extreme poverty, high unemployment rate, corruption, mismanagement of resources and so forth. How can we sleep peacefully when we are the most terrorized country in Africa? Our human development index is going from bad to worse. The soaring food prices has made survival difficult for millions of Nigerians. We have continued to retrogress in many fronts as a nation, now only hanging on life support.
“As I felicitate with our Muslim brethren on the celebrations of Eid-el-Kabir this year, I enjoin them to continue to pray for divine intervention in the nation,” Obi said.
The former governor of Anambra State also pleaded with Muslims to continue to show love to everyone. Linking true celebration with sharing, spreading love and putting smiles on the faces of others, especially the less privileged and the downtrodden, Obi noted that, ‘we will not only find fulfillment in life by also create a better world for others.’