Abuja: As Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged Nigerians, irrespective of their ethnic and religious affiliations, to use the opportunity of the celebration to rededicate themselves to selfless sacrifices for the benefits and progress of the country.
A statement by the National Chairman of the party, John Oyegun reminded Muslims that the significance of the festival is to celebrate the love and grace of Almighty Allah to mankind through sacrifice, devotion and faith.
According to him; “The All Progressives Congress (APC) felicitates with Muslim faithful in the country on the joyous occasion of Eid-el-Kabir, the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year”
“In our national life, we urge citizens to eschew all forms of violence, live in peaceful coexistence and be our brother’s keeper. Recently, the nation has witnessed some agitations with the potential of undermining the unity and our relationship across religious and ethnic divides.
“As a Party, we believe it is in our collective interest to support and remain steadfast to the cause of a united Nigeria as our strength remains in our diversity”.
The Party, according to the statement, also called on Muslim faithful and indeed all Nigerians to pray for well-being of the country and the good health of President Muhammadu Buhari.