July 21, 2021
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Murders, hateful rhetorical obstacles to the love of God, says Atiku

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has warned Nigerians they will not be able to appreciate God’s love as killings of innocent people and hate rhetoric remain the order of the day.

He made the observation in his message, Monday, on the occasion of the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir.

“We would not be able to fully appreciate the love of God if we allowed the killing of innocent souls and the spread of hateful rhetoric to become a norm among us,” he said.

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, observed that Eid-el-Kabir teaches and reminds citizens of the meaning of sacrifice, love and tolerance with God and in relationships the ones with the others.

He added: “As Muslims in particular, Eid-el-Kabir and the stories of Prophets Ibrahim and Ishmael (peace and blessings of Allah be with them) that accompany it require that we consider the all of humanity as one nation.

“The importance of today’s celebration is rooted in peaceful coexistence, mutual respect and tolerance. These are the virtues that we as Nigerians must imbue ourselves with as we seek to heal our country of all shades of mistrust.

“According to the teachings of the Noble Prophet Muhammad (SAW), the slaughter of animals on the occasion of this festival is to evoke and strengthen the consciousness of God in all our actions and wishes.”

He congratulated Muslims in Nigeria and around the world for the celebration, saying, “May I remind you of the word of our beloved prophet: ‘No nation is superior to another. But the best of you is the one who has the most piety towards Allah. ‘ “

In his message to celebrate the occasion, the national president of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, expressed concern about the worsening insecurity especially in the north of the country, saying he called for escalation prayers.

He therefore called on Nigerian Muslims to use the solemn period to present Nigeria’s uncomfortable situation to Allah for his prompt intervention and mercy.

The PDP boss observed that with poor leadership threatening the nation, it was necessary to seek God’s intervention.

According to him, the blood of thousands of innocent souls wasted daily in various troubled places, especially the stress on schoolchildren in the North, called for a call to God to save the country.

He said Nigerians should also take advantage of the period to offer fervent prayers for the unity and stability of the nation to alleviate insecurity and severe economic hardship.

A statement issued by his spokesperson, Ike Abonyi, quoted Secondus as adding: “Intense prayer for our dear country has become more necessary than ever as our nation urgently needs divine intervention to survive.

“Our economy is already under severe stress, the currency is losing value every day, unemployment and inflation are increasing and APC management does not appear to have the capacity to meet the challenges.”

Prince Secondus urged Nigerians to put aside their political, religious and ethnic sentiments and unite against the current common challenges of insecurity.

However, he implored the people not to despair by ensuring that there was always a light at the end of every tunnel.

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