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Ramadan: APC Scribe, Oshiomole Urge Muslims To Pray For Nigerians

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Posted: Jun 7, 2016 at 6:08 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Francis Onoiribholo

Benin – The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday joined Muslim faithful across the country in rejoicing over the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan in which the Holy Qur’an revealed as a blessing and mercy to all mankind.

In a statement by Mai Mala Buni, the APC National Secretary, on behalf of the party, religious leaders were enjoined to always promote religious harmony, tolerance and peaceful co-existence among various religious affiliations. He also enjoined Muslims to rededicate themselves to the worship of God and service to humanity.

As Muslims commence the annual mandatory Ramadan fast, Mai Mala Buni also urged faithful to use the period of this year’s Holy Month of Ramadan to pray for the peace, development and prosperity of the country. He assured Nigerians that the implementation of palliative measures and social safety nets contained in the 2016 National Budget will ease the economic hardships in the country.

“As the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration works assiduously to build a new solid foundation, credible image and pull the country out of the present hardships, the APC appeals for patience and cooperation from Nigerians. The APC calls on Nigerians to pray and support the administration as it continues to develop and implement socio-development initiatives for the good of the country, ” Buni appealed.

Also, in Benin, Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has urged the Muslim Ummah to use the holy month of Ramadan to offer prayers for continued peace in the state and success of the gubernatorial elections holding later in the year.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria, the Governor said the Ramadan offers the faithful the opportunity to reconnect to their maker.

According to the statement: “I congratulate the Muslim faithful as they begin this year’s Ramadan Fast, which is one of the five pillars of Islam. The Ramadan offers the faithful the opportunity to undertake personal restitution, piety and renewed commitment to Allah, they should also continue to do good to all men, especially the less-privileged.

“I appeal to the Muslim Community to offer special prayers for the continued peace and progress in the state and for the peaceful conduct and success of the gubernatorial election holding later in the year.

“In Edo State, I am proud to say the Muslim faithful have been exemplary in word and action in exhibiting that, truly, Islam is a religion of peace.”

The Governor assured that the state government is committed to the sustenance of the peaceful co-existence that exists between people of all faith in the state, saying “development can only be attained under a peaceful atmosphere.” He wished the faithful Ramadan Kareem.