Peter Obi (file photo)
‘An intense prayer for our dear country has become very necessary more than ever before as our nationhood is in dire need of divine intervention to survive’
The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has advised Nigerians not to allow the prevailing hardship and provocative attitudes of leaders in the country to affect their faith in God, who will make possible a better and prosperous Nigeria.
Obi in his Sallah message tweet, urged the Muslims, who are celebrating Eid-El Kabir to imbibe the spirit of love, brotherliness, and peaceful co-existence.
He urged every faithful patriot to continue to serve God and country selflessly.
The LP standard bearer also advised Nigerians to use this year’s Eid-El Kabir festivities to engender the spirit of oneness and re-dedicate themselves to the virtues of love, patriotism, and unity for the desired national development.
The former Anambra state governor further stated: “Ceremonies like this give us ample opportunity to appreciate our creator whose mercy and grace to us are enormous even when we do not deserve it.”
Obi also asked Nigerian Muslims to use the solemn period of Sallah to present Nigeria’s discomforting situation to Allah for his prompt intervention.
Obi pointed out that poor leadership was threatening nationhood, stressing that there was the need to seek God’s intervention, while urging Nigerians to devote themselves to the values that unite and bind all citizens in love while permanently putting behind all divisive tendencies.
“An intense prayer for our dear country has become very necessary more than ever before as our nationhood is in dire need of divine intervention to survive.
“Our economy is already under severe stress, the currency is losing value daily, unemployment and inflation rising at unprecedented speed, and people living in multi-dimensional poverty are increasing by the day.”