Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee for president, has urged Nigerians in general and the Muslim faithful in particular to defend the sanctified principles of peace, unity, and love, which are some of the essential elements for the advancement of the country.
While congratulating the Muslim faithful on their observance of Eid-El-Maulud, which honors the birth of the revered Prophet Muhammad, Obi made the call. He reminded Nigerians to value and promote peace and love among one another by pointing out that the holy Prophet Muhammad upheld these characteristics.
“I felicitate with the Muslim faithful in Nigeria on this occasion of Eid-El-Maulud in commemoration of the birthday of the holy Prophet Muhammed. May this celebration remind us of the need to love and care for one another, according to the virtues of the holy Prophet Muhammed.
“May today’s celebration bring to the birth, in our highly divided nation, the much-needed peace and unity, love and progress. May we unite in purpose and efforts, to move our nation forward, as we journey into the New Nigeria,” Obi said.