By Nwafor Okafor, Awka
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Dr Victor Oye, has congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration; wishing all Nigerians love, joy, peace, and prosperity.
He called on Nigerians not to despair in the face of growing inflation, high cost of living, insecurity and other anti-social factors confronting them, expressing strong conviction “that not too long a time from now God would show us mercy.”
In a Sallah message which he personally signed and released to newsmen at the weekend, Oye charged Muslim to remain faithful to their faith by shunning those things that run contrary to it.
He condemned the evils that currently plagued society and blamed the elite for the worsening conditions of living among the citizenry.
He expressed dismay at the heightening insecurity in the country and advised security agencies to brace up to the situation and save Nigeria from unwarranted loss of precious lives through kidnapping, robbery and corruption.
He said,”Muslim all over the country have been urged to live up to the tenets of the Eid-el-Kabir by showing restraint in the face of persecution, suffering and chastisement.We can only move forward as a nation if we shunned corrupt practices, ethnicity, hate, and clannishness.”
The APGA boss charged those celebrating the annual event to do so responsibly and moderately, while praying God to “bless and protect all Nigerians as we marched towards 2023”.