Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, Peter Obi, has urged Muslims to use the period of Eid el Kabir celebration to pray God to beam His searchlight on Nigeria and revive it.
The former Governor of Anambra state, in a statement on Sunday, said that God has destined Nigeria to be great but human failings has led the nation to its present state.
“We must all therefore return to God in deep supplication to save our country and time like this provides huge opportunity or us to cry to God for justice and fair play in our land”, he said.
“Without Justice and freedom this society cannot blossom, let us therefore in unison cry to God for mercy by providing people conscious and God fearing political leadership,” he added.
Regretting the prevailing hardship in the country including the needless bloodletting, Obi urged the people not to allow it affect their spirit of love, brotherliness and peaceful co-existence which Sallah festivity is about.
“Nigerians should use this year’s Eid-El Kabir festivities to engender the spirit of oneness and also re-dedicate themselves to the virtues of love, patriotism and unity for the desired national development’, he added.
Obi called on the government to relax the tensed situation in the country by seeking a pragmatic solution to the increasing security challenges and following the rule of law and respect for the rights of citizens as required by democracy.
He wished all Nigerians a happy Sallah celebration and prayed for enduring justice and peace.