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DPC congratulates Muslims

16 July 2015, 17:29

Abuja - The Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) has urged Muslims in the country to be great arsenal of democracy, especially in this era of change.

The political party gave the charge in a statement in Abuja on Thursday to congratulate Muslims on the occasion of 2015 Eid-el-fitr.

In the statement signed by its National Chairman, Mr Olusegun Peters, the party commended the Islamic faithful for the successful completion of the month-long Ramadan fast.

It said that that it was without doubt that the fasting period was used for soul searching, rededication in service to God and the nation, as well as prayers for peace, unity and progress of the country.

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The DPC urged Nigerians to renew their confidence and faith in the fatherland with a view to building a strong, virile and prosperous society.

"It is imperative for Nigerians to be more patriotic and to consider the interest of the nation and set aside mundane partisan politics and self-aggrandizement.

"We commend President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointments of the new service chiefs and National Security Adviser and hope that they will inject fresh air and passion in the fight against Boko Haram.

"Nigerians, and indeed, the whole world, expect total elimination of Boko Haram insurgency in the country.

"It is a task that must be done for the unity and territorial integrity of Nigeria,’’ it said.

It said that it remained expedient that the girls abducted by insurgents in the North-East were rescued and be re-united with their families ‘’after over 400 days in captivity’’.

"We urge politicians to imbibe issue-based politics and eschew politics of bitterness and violence that has impeded our emerging democracy.

"It is time for action. It is time to build a new Nigeria and provide dividends of democracy to long-suffering compatriots; we are all in it together,’’ the party added. 




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