Prominent member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Deji Adeyanju, has assured Nigerians that there is light at the end of the tunnel, despite the troubling recession under the President Muhammadu Buhari led government.
Adeyanju in his message said: “I wish all my Muslim friends and Nigerians a joyous Eid-El-Kabir. It is my sincere desire your prayers will be acceptable to Almighty Allah and that your sacrifice will count as Ibadah before Him.
In as much as this is a time for celebration, it is also a time for deep reflection as to the state of our nation as well as the role of Islam and our leaders in ensuring that we recover from it”.
Adejanju noted that despite being in the opposition, the PDP is working its quota to fix things for the nation.
He said Nigerian leaders had used religion as a tool to further divide her citizens and its high time the citizens unite together to move the nation forward. In his words: “In the recently concluded election season, many of our political leaders used religion as a tool with which to manipulate the Nigerian electorate. As a result, more than ever before, we are deeply divided as a nation along religious and ethnic fault lines”.
Citing the recent economic crisis bedeviling the nation, Adeyanju noted that President Buhari is yet to proffer the needed solution. He said Nigerians had never been this angered with their leaders. He therefore challenged the presidency to wake up from slumber and blame games to fix things right before the citizens are forced to freely take to crime to survive.
“Many Nigerians harboured hope that President Muhammadu Buhari would work to heal this divide and unify the country. This has not happened. In fact, if anything, his actions and inactions have made things worse. In addition, we have been thrown into the middle of the worst economic crises Nigeria has witnessed in nearly three decades. Various other aspects of our social lives have badly deteriorated,” Adeyanju said.
Advising Muslim faithfuls to learn from the holy prophet’s magnanimity as espoused in the Holy Quran to promote peace, unity and progress in the country, Adeyanju said: “I call on Muslims nationwide to reflect on what we need to do as a country to stop religious and ethnic polarization as well as to resolve the economic malaise in which we find ourselves.
We should reflect on how we can elect more credible leaders in 2019 who will lead us to socio-economic prosperity and religious/ethnic cohesion. “As you celebrate the season, I urge Muslims, and as many members of other faiths as possible, to share the joys of the celebration with one another.”