Former Anambra state governor and the presidential candidate of the Latour Party, Peter Obi, has felicitated with Muslims in Nigeria on the celebration of Eid-el Kabir while urging Nigerians to sustain hope in the nation.
Obi made this statement known in a message made available to newsmen, he said that the Eid-el Kabir celebrations remind Muslims and Nigerians the need for peaceful co-existence and encourage the pursuit of lasting peace and unity.
Obi said the season also afforded the Muslim faithful the opportunity to pray, in a special way, for the country which, he said, is passing through very severe challenges. He said the nation needs divine intervention to be able to overcome the challenges facing it.
“We are at a very dark moment in our nation’s history, where it seems that every noble ideal that makes us a nation is collapsing before our eyes. Insecurity in the country has become unbearable, while our economy continues to struggle under the weight of bad governance and financial mismanagement of our leaders. With prayers and hardwork, we shall overcome,” Obi stated.
He urged Nigerians not to give up on the country, but to renew their zeal in working towards building a new and more productive nation for all. He maintained that with good leadership, Nigeria will be rescued from the doldrums and placed on the path of growth and development.
“We have no other nation but Nigeria, and we must not let it collapse. Let us now break the barriers of religion that divide us, and unite to take back our nation for progress and development,” he said.