The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has urged Muslim faithfuls and Nigerians to uphold the virtues of peace, unity and love.
The LP flag bearer made the call while felicitating with Muslim brothers and sisters on the celebration of Eid-El-Maulud, which commemorates the birthday of the holy Prophet Muhammed.
Speaking via a series of Tweets on Saturday, Obi called on the Muslims to emulate the holy Prophet Muhammed who upheld virtues such as peace and love.
He prayed that the celebration would heal Nigeria and bring much-needed peace to the country.
He hoped that the celebration would unite the nation and move the country forward as a new Nigeria emerges.
Obi said, ”I felicitate with the Muslim faithful in Nigeria on this occasion of Eid-El-Maulud in commemoration of the birthday of the holy Prophet Muhammed.
“May this celebration remind us of the need to love and care for one another, according to the virtues of the holy Prophet Muhammed.
“May today’s celebration bring to the birth, in our highly divided nation, the much-needed peace and unity, love and progress.
“May we unite in purpose and efforts, to move our nation forward, as we journey into the New Nigeria”
This article was originally published on Naija News