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Ikpeazu, Otti Preach Peace, Unity During Sallah

Posted: Sep 24, 2015 at 5:28 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emeka Okafor, Aba

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and the governorship candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Alex
Otti, have advised the Abia Muslim Community to use the Sallah celebration to pray for the peaceful and united cooperate existence of the country.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Godwin Adindu, expressed love and that of the state government to the
Muslims in the state.
reminded the Muslim community to imbibe the
significance of the celebration which is forgiveness and obedience to
The governor also commended the Muslim community for partnering with the government in its effort to uphold peace and unity in the country.
He added that the Muslim faithful in the state are good patriots and ambassadors within and outside the state.
According to the governor, Muslim in Abia are authentic followers of true teaching of Allah and the precepts of Prophet, stressing that they have demonstrated in their life of tolerance and spirit of
He enjoined muslim faithful to extend the spiritual benefits of Sallah in ensusing a world devoid of violence.
In a related development, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the April general elections in the state, Dr. Alex Otti, urged muslim faithful to use the occasion to pray for the continued unity and progress of the Country..
In a message he issued to newsmen in Umuahia, entitled ‘‘There is light at the end of the tunnel,’’ also charged them to continue to pray for God’s intervention in the nation’s efforts to stamp out insurgency in the north east and restore security, peace and economic growth in the region.
He said that no meaningful development can take place in an atmosphere that is characterised by violence, blood-letting and enmity.
The former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Bank Plc further urged the Muslim community to pray for President Muhammed Buhari’s administration to succeed in its war against corruption which, he said, had destroyed the nation’s socio-economic and political life.
He therefore appealed to all Nigerians, especially religious leaders, traditional rulers and politicians, to give necessary support to Buhari in his effort and determination to reposition the country and return it to the path of growth and development..