Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 elections has complimented Muslims as they commemorate the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
In a congratulatory message in Lagos on Wednesday, the former Governor of Anambra State wrote, “I heartily felicitate all the Muslim faithful in Nigeria, as they celebrate the Eid-El Maulud, to honor the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
“The ceremony once again provides us an opportunity for sober reflections as we seek the prophet’s intercessions for divine intervention on the many challenges facing our nation on all fronts.
“Nigeria has continued to contend with many challenges, some of which are obvious disunity among the people, extreme poverty, a high rate of unemployment, and a high level of insecurity."
Obi called on Muslims to pray for enduring peace in the nation in line with the teachings of the Holy Prophet.
The Presidential candidate also urged them to consistently show brotherly love to their fellow citizens, especially the less privileged irrespective of their ethnic or religious beliefs.
He extended his warm wishes to the Muslim faithful, wishing them a joyful celebration.