The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has felicitated with Muslim faithful in his state and across the country as they mark Eid-El Maulud 2022 in commemoration of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).
The governor in a statement handed to newsmen on Monday morning, charged Muslims to emulate the lifestyle of the Holy Prophet.
Ortom preached the message of Justice, fairness, and equity to Nigerians as a panacea to the unabating security challenges in the country.
He also charged the citizens to embrace religious tolerance among various religious groups, stressing that such will guarantee peace, security and harmony in the country.
Governor Ortom, while admonishing Nigerians to promote peace-building in order to return the country to its sanity for the good of all, tasked the Muslim Umah to dedicate the period of the celebration to pray for peace and unity of the nation especially as the 2023 elections approach.
He wished Nigerians a peaceful and successful celebration.
Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi on Sunday took to the microblogging platform, Twitter to react to the attack on his supporters in Nasarawa State.
Reports had emerged earlier that one Joshua Alamu was attacked on Saturday by some hoodlums suspected to be from the opposition camp. The attack according to reports, took place when Obi supporters were going about sensitizing people ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Reacting to the development, the former Governor of Anambra State who is seeking to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, decried the gruesome attack meted on his supporters.
The presidential hopeful said the Nigerian civic and political space must remain open for the citizens to exercise their constitutional rights of freedom of assembly. He said physical attacks on individuals exercising such rights were utterly unacceptable.
This article was originally published on Naija News