Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the February 25 election, Mr. Peter Obi, has urged fellow Nigerians not to allow the prevailing hardship and provocative attitudes of some people to affect their faith in God.
Obi expressed confidence that the Almighty will make possible a better and prosperous Nigeria.
In his Sallah message tweet, the LP stalwart enjoined Muslims who are celebrating a great feast of Eid-el-Kabir to imbibe the spirit of love, brotherliness, and peaceful co-existence. He said every faithful patriot must continue to serve God and the country selflessly.
Obi also said all Nigerians should use this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festivities to engender the spirit of oneness and re-dedicate themselves to the promotion of love, patriotism, and unity for the desired national development.
The former Anambra State governor noted that ceremonies, like this, give the people ample opportunity to appreciate the Creator, whose “mercy and grace to us are enormous, even when we do not deserve it”.
Obi also asked Nigerian Muslims to use the Sallah period to present the nation’s discomforting situation to Allah for His prompt intervention.
The LP stalwart said poor leadership was threatening Nigeria’s nationhood, adding that there was a need to seek God’s intervention.
According to him, Nigerians need to devote themselves to the values that unite and bind all citizens in love while permanently putting behind all divisive tendencies.
“An intense prayer for our dear country has become very necessary, more than ever before, as our nationhood is in dire need of divine intervention to survive.
“Our economy is already under severe stress; the currency is losing value daily; unemployment and inflation rising at unprecedented speed; and people living in multi-dimensional poverty are increasing by the day,” he said.