Vice Presidential canidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, 2019 general election, Mr Peter Obi, has said that Nigeria should be better than it is now but requires God’s revival to return to its glory.
Obi then asked Muslims in Nigeria to use the solemn period of Eid-el Kabir celebration to pray God to beam His search-light on our country and revive it.
Obi, also a former Governor of Anambra State, said that God has destined Nigerians to be great people and a great nation but through our human failings we are where we shouldn’t be down the valley.
“We must all therefore return to God in deep supplication to save our country and time like this provides huge opportunity for us to cry to God for justice and FairPlay in our land.
“Without Justice and freedom this society cannot blossom, let us therefore in unison cry to God for mercy by providing people conscious and God- fearing political leadership.
Obi noted the prevailing hardship in the country including the needless blood letting but urged the people not to allow it affect their spirit of love, brotherliness and peaceful co existence which Sallah festivity is about.
Rather, the people should use this year’s Eid-El Kabir festivities to engender the spirit of oneness and also re-dedicate themselves to the virtues of love, patriotism and unity for the desired national development.
Obi, in a statement from his media office, therefore urged Nigerians to allow the solemnness of the period to influence their thoughts and actions in relating with one another.
He admonished the government to relax the tensed situation in the country by seeking a pragmatic solution to the increasing security challenges and following the rule of law and respect for the rights of citizens as required by democracy.
Obi said that government and their agencies should through their actions and inactions be at the forefront of engendering love, humility and forgiveness which should guide the citizens way of living irrespective of religion, ethnic and political differences and help in ushering in a new and adorable era where bitterness, hatred and warring shall give way to peace and concord.