Christmas: Obi calls for reflection, AbdulRazaq tasks Nigerians on love

By Valentine Amanze

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has called on Christians to reflect on the mystery of human salvation, which, according to him, "started with the birth of Christ who paved a new way for us to attain eternity."
Obi said that the period of Yuletide called for celebration, but, more importantly, that it offered humanity the opportunity to live the ideals of charity, love, peace and harmonious co-existence, which Christ preached.
"Let us all reach out and touch somebody else in a positive way. Let us give a hand to the less fortunate, that they may rise and walk with us", Obi submitted.
He called on all Nigerians to bear in mind, while celebrating, the challenges facing the country, especially the hardship occasioned by cumulative years of bad leadership and prepare adequately to confront them by addressing those issued that got the country where it is today, especially lack of attention to education, the economy, especially creating employment for the youth and provision of basic infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Tuesday greeted Nigerians, especially Christians, on the occasion of the Christmas celebration, urging them to imbibe the spirit of love, God’s omniscience and service to humanity associated with the birth of Christ.

“Notwithstanding our differences, we are all from Adam and one lesson from this season (the birth of Christ) is the need to love and look after one another. We should think always about the legacy of love, mutual respect, and willingness to help one another in good or hard time,” AbdulRazaq said in a Christmas message signed by Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye.
“We call on Nigerians, especially Kwarans, to do more to foster love and peace this season and beyond because a major selling point of the state is the calm and peaceful disposition of our people. We also call for continuous mutual respect and understanding within the faith community and not allow anyone to cause disaffection in the state.”

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