Pray for Nigeria, Obi urges Muslims

By Valentine Amanze

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has asked Nigerian Muslims to use the solemn period of Sallah to present Nigeria's discomforting situation to Allah for divine intervention.

Obi said in a message to mark the Eid-el-Kabir festivities by Muslims, that poor leadership was threatening nationhood and there was the need to seek God's intervention.

He however decried the blood of thousands of innocent souls being wasted daily in Nigeria at various troubled spots, saying that they were enough reasons to plead to God to save the country from further destruction.

Obi called on Nigerians to use the period to offer fervent prayers for the unity and stability of the nation, seriously under threat due to poor leadership, religious intolerance and tribal bias.

According to Obi, the intense prayers for Nigeria had become very expedient as “our nationhood is continually losing breath under poor leadership, corruption, insecure of lives and property and mismanagement of public funds.”

He also urged the Muslims to pray that the novel coronavirus pandemic ends soon.

"Our economy is already under stress, the post-COVID-19 era is going to be challenging, our nation needs all the divine help we can get now".

Obi noted that the “Sallah festivities at this critical time in our national life, provides the citizens an opportunity to put aside every political, religious and ethnic sentiments and unite against their prevailing common challenges.”

He stated that it was high time Nigerians leveraged on their cultural, religious and tribal diversities to achieve the desired national unity and develop worthy of the name 'Giant of Africa'.

He further charged the people not to allow the present challenges to make them lose the dignity and modesty as a people and miss the essence and meaning of Eid-el-Kabir celebration and the divine succour it brings, in assuring us that there is always a light at the end of every tunnel.

Obi wished all Nigerians joyful and peaceful Sallah celebrations.

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