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  • Updated: June 16, 2024

Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos APC, PDP rejoice with Muslims, preach peace, love

Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos APC, PDP rejoice with Muslims, preach pe

The Lagos State chapters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, extended congratulations to Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

In separate messages on Saturday, both political parties urged Nigerians and residents of the state to reflect on the significance of Prophet Ibrahim's sacrifice.

Cornelius Ojelabi, the Chairman of APC in Lagos State, emphasized the importance of keeping promises and showing love to neighbours among Muslims. 

He encouraged them to uphold their beliefs steadfastly, highlighting Prophet Ibrahim as an exemplary figure of righteousness.

During the festivities, Ojelabi hosted Muslim leaders in Lagos, urging them to promote peaceful coexistence with fellow citizens to foster unity and harmony in the country.

He said, “Your sacrifice should always be charity to the poor, good deeds and submission to the Almighty Allah. It is my prayer that Allah (SWT) will accept your Ibada. Let me enjoin you to continue to be your brother’s keeper and promote unity always and continue to live in harmony with one another in fulfilment of Allah’s teachings and the lessons of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W).”

Mr Ojelabi appealed to them to remember the less privileged and the poor during the celebration and allow the fear of Allah to guide them in all their conduct.

Ojelabi added, “I want to encourage you to devote more time to pray for our state, Lagos, the nation and all our leaders at all levels, that God should lead them right in their service to the people.”

Similarly, the Lagos State PDP Publicity Secretary, Hakeem Amode, said that the Eid-el-Kabir celebration called for reflection on what binds Nigerians together.

According to him, these include the need to show love, compassion, and support for one another.

“The Islamic religion preaches togetherness and the value of communal living,” he said.

Amode said that no doubt, Nigerians were passing through a challenging period economically, “but as a party, the PDP believes that the best has yet to come for the state.”

According to him, the festive season is an auspicious time for Nigerians to renew their hope as a people and to continue to trust the Almighty Allah for all they require.

He said that the PDP would continue to identify with the people of the state.

“We want to praise the endurance of our people, who have continued to expect a better tomorrow. We encourage the residents of Lagos State to continue to support our party. Rest assured that we are with you in this trying period,” Amode said.

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