The All Progressives Congress (APC) felicitates with all Muslims in
the country on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir,
wishing them a successful, joyous and peaceful celebrations.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday by its National Publicity
Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said since
sacrifice lies at the core of Eid-el-Kabir, it is also pertinent to
commend all Nigerians for their sacrifice all through the years for
the emergence of a better Nigeria.
”Being the first Eid-el-Kabir to be celebrated since the change train
arrived in our country, we thank all our compatriots for their
support and personal sacrifice that have seen Nigeria emerging,
gradually but steadily, from years of bad governance, impunity,
unbridled corruption and neglect of the larger population.
”In particular, we commend our gallant soldiers, many of whom have
paid the supreme sacrifice, for continuing to stand up for
the unity and cohesion of our dear country. We assure them of our
unqualified support as they remain in battle, even during this
moment of celebration, to ensure our safety and security and to crush
the terrorists who have killed and maimed many innocent
citizens,” it said.
APC prayed that just as Allah accepted the sacrifice of Ibrahim when
he totally surrendered to the will of God by his willingness
to sacrifice his son, the sacrifice of all Nigerians will be accepted
in such a way as to make the country a proud member of the
comity of nations again, with an economy that grows for the benefit of
all, not for a few fat cats, and a country that is so safe and
secure that all can live a better life and reach the zenith of their
”We appeal to all our compatriots to continue to support our
President in his daunting task of steering the country towards peace,
security and prosperity, and be ready to make even more sacrifice for
a better Nigeria,” the party said.