Dr. Dakuku Peterside, governorshipcandidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State in the April election, has extended his warm wishes to Muslims as they mark the Id el Kabir celebration.
Peterside who spoke in Abuja also called on Muslims and Nigerians generally to work for the peace and progress of the nation. He called on Rivers State Muslims to be hopeful of better days, describing the current challenges as temporary.
“As the world marks Eid el Kabir, I wish to use this medium to wish my Muslim brothers and friends the very best as they celebrate.
‘Eid el Kabir is firmly rooted in sacrifice, which for me is very significant. Therefore, as we mark this important season, may we all work consciously towards a better and greater world. ‘Nigeria is today undergoing change. But the interesting part of this new reality is that there is agreement among Nigerians across the country that we are better today than we were yesterday.
“In less than four months, we can all see noticeable improvements in some areas of our national life. Our soldiers fighting insurgency are proving once again that heroism is not a foreign concept, our institutions are undergoing metamorphosis and there is a general feeling of hope and expectation across the land.
“As we celebrate, we must remember that we have a duty to contribute and sustain this new air of freedom and optimism in the land.
“We also have a duty as we mark thisday to remember our less fortunate brothers and sisters who are today refugees in their own country. The Internally Displaced Persons are a part of us and there could not have been a better time to remember them. Let us therefore spare a thought for them as we celebrate. Happy Eid el Kabir”.