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