Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, has cautioned political gladiators in the country not to allow their personal ambitions heat up the polity.
He gave this warning in his Sallah message, urging Nigerians to “let us unite to solve our problems.”
According to him, “as we prepare to enter the electioneering period, politicians in Nigeria should not allow their personal political ambitions overshadow their sense of reasoning. “They should be guided in their utterances as such speeches are capable of plunging our polity in jeopardy, especially during electioneering period.
“At this auspicious occasion of Eid-el-Kabir, I urged all Nigerians from all walks of life or political affiliation to be in the vanguard of peace, unity and work for rancour-free polls in the build up to the forthcoming political dispensation.”
Babangida also urged Muslims to use the unique virtue of sacrifice of Eid-el- Kabir to further unite and strengthen the Nation. “It is a unique and important festivity in the last lap of Islamic calendar year for all Muslims globally to make sacrifices and religious rites.
“It is our collective duty during this sacred month and period of devotion to glorify Allah and adhere to our religious teaching by maintaining peace, protecting the sanctity of human lives and unite to solve the problems bedevilling us collectively as a nation,” he said.