Abuja - The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians to make the most of the holy month of Ramadan to promote the virtues of love, peace and tolerance as epitomized in the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet Mohammed.
"The holy month provides a very great opportunity for Nigerians to draw nearer to God and jettison all forms of bitterness, divisions and violence while making rooms in their hearts for forgiveness, unity and peaceful co-existence in the land,” PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said in statement.
The Ramadan resumes this weekend on the back of terror that has gripped the country.
“Indeed the Ramadan offers us exceptional lessons in unity, humility and brotherliness which when properly inculcated will make the nation a better place where all shall live in harmony as one people under the Almighty Allah who in his infinite wisdom and mercy decided to bring us together,” PDP stated.
The party urged well-meaning Nigerians of other religious persuasions to join the Muslim Community in the fast.
The ruling party stated that it was clear that the Almighty Allah wished that Nigerians lived together in love.
It urged Nigerians to continue to work and pray for peace, unity and prosperity of the nation and ensure that the Ramadan fasting was effectively utilized as a means of spiritual edification for the good of all.
“God has blessed the nation with abundant human and material resources but noted that they can only be fully harnessed for the overall benefit if Nigerians learn to work together in love,” the party said.
The party also charged all its elected and appointed officials at all levels to use the holy month to reflect on the essence of service and redouble their efforts in the prudent handling of resources as encapsulated in its manifesto.
It also called on those behind the violent attacks in country to have a rethink and understand that life is sacrosanct and should not be wantonly taken by any person under any guise.
- CAJ News
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