By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has congratulated Muslim faithful, particularly in the State, on the successful completion of Ramadan, and the joyous celebrations of Eid-el-Fitri.
The chapter’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Alex Kalejaye, in a statement said it took lots of sacrifices, self-control, and determination to ignore personal pleasures for spiritual purposes.
The party urged all Muslim faithful, and indeed, Nigerians to celebrate with full consciousness of the prevailing situation in the land.
“In our sober reflections, we should pray for security, peaceful coexistence among Nigerians, and progress of the nation,” Kalejaye stressed.
He added: “It is our hope and prayer that Ramadan’s spiritual lessons and the Holy Prophet’s teachings of piety, love, justice, fairness, equity, tolerance, honesty, and dedication to duty will remain with us all.”
He observed that the country is passing through a tense phase in its development, particularly with regards to the security challenges, and the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic that has caused much destruction in countries like India and Brazil, and called for greater understanding on the part of the citizens.
While wishing them a joyous celebration, the party appealed to Muslim faithful and all celebrating with them to exercise caution as regards to the curfew and Covid-19 protocols, as directed by the government, to avoid destructive dimension.