By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA- The All Progressives Congress APC has felicitated with the Muslim faithful and indeed all Nigerians on the joyous celebration of Eid-El-Kabir, the Islamic festival sacrifice.
The party in a statement by the acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena said “on this momentous occasion, we share below the inspiring message by Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, the 83-year old Islamic cleric who courageously saved the lives of over 300 multi-faith people in Nghar village, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State when conflict broke out there in June.
“The holy prophet Mohammed lived in peace and harmony with diverse groups of different faiths. In following his teaching and steps, we must all appreciate the fact that the Almighty Allah created us with our diversities. We must embrace the diversity and strive to live in peace with one another. If Almighty Allah wanted us to be the same, it would have been so, but Almighty Allah brought us together to create a harmony. We should all respect one another and be selfless advocates for peace for we are all of equal values in the eyes of the Almighty Allah”.
The APC urged Nigerians to imbibe the lessons of love, sacrifice and peaceful coexistence.
“It is only in an environment of peace we can achieve meaningful and true development we desire for our great country, Nigeria”.
“We urge all Nigerians to continuously support and pray for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination in to steer the country on the right path and deliver of election promises”, the party added.