…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, appealed to Muslims in Nigeria to embrace love, brotherhood, and peaceful coexistence.
He highlighted the significance of the Eid-El Kabir celebration as an opportunity for Muslim faithful to foster unity and dedicate themselves to love, patriotism, and the nation’s progress.
Appreciating Divine Mercy and Grace
According to Peter Obi, Sallah (Eid-El Kabir) provides ample opportunities to express gratitude to the Creator for the immense mercy and grace bestowed upon humanity, even in times when it is undeserved.
Seeking Divine Intervention for Nigeria
Obi urged Nigerian Muslims to utilize this solemn period of Sallah to present the challenges facing the country to Allah, seeking His immediate intervention.
He emphasized the importance of collective prayer and reflection during this auspicious occasion.
Embracing Unity and Overcoming Divisiveness
The former governor of Anambra State called upon all Nigerians to dedicate themselves to values that promote unity and bind citizens together in love.
Obi encouraged the abandonment of divisive tendencies and emphasized the need to foster a sense of togetherness as a nation.
Finding Hope and Meaning in Eid-el-Kabir
Obi emphasized that amidst any despair or hardships, it is essential not to lose sight of the essence and significance of the Eid-el-Kabir festivities.
He highlighted the message of divine succor that the occasion brings, assuring everyone that there is always hope and a brighter future for Nigeria.
In conclusion, Peter Obi extended his warm wishes for a joyful Sallah celebration, reinforcing his belief that a new Nigeria, characterized by unity and progress, is indeed possible.
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