According to the party, the essence of the festival is centered around sacrifice and dedication…….
By Peter Tuama:
The Labour Party has extended its greetings to Muslims across Nigeria as they join Muslims worldwide in celebrating this year’s Eid-al-Adha. The party encourages Muslims to follow the example of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) by embracing the principles of sacrifice that he demonstrated.
The party issued a statement, signed by Abayomi Arabambi, the National Publicity Secretary, on behalf of Alhaji Lamidi Apapa, the National Chairman of the Party. In the statement, the party urged all Nigerians to stay united and continue to offer prayers for the peaceful coexistence of the country.
According to the party, the essence of the festival is centered around sacrifice and dedication, and as devoted followers, we should adopt the teachings of this celebration, as valuable achievements are often attained through sacrifice.
“We will continue to pray for our leaders to do things that will take our people out of the poverty and economic crisis that we found ourselves in now, but as citizens, we also must remain committed to the ideals of nation-building.
“As a formidable party in Nigeria, we will continue to put our leaders on their toes to do what is right at the appropriate time and be fair to all without any ethnic or tribal sentiments.
“While we appreciate the sacrifices of all Nigerians, most especially the masses, the party called on the government to immediately roll out palliative measures to cushion the effect of the removal of fuel subsidy as Our people can not continue to wait in perpetuity”
The party further emphasized the importance of Nigerians reaffirming their dedication to a united Nigeria and staying focused on their aspirations for a stronger nation under the leadership of President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR).
The party urged all political leaders in the country, regardless of their political affiliations, to pray for and support a unified Nigeria, embracing its diversity under the current administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as there is no alternative nation but Nigeria.
“Eid-el-Kabir embodied love, peace and sacrifice beyond the season, and called for tolerance, synergy and cooperation among citizens for the nation to overcome its current challenges.
“We also called on Nigerians to embrace peaceful co-existence exemplified in genuine brotherliness and turn to Allah for forgiveness to rekindle the healing of the land of multi-faceted ills confronting it.
As a party, we are sure that Nigeria will return to the part of recovery and greatness sooner than later, given the resolve of well-meaning citizens.
“On behalf of all of us in Labour Party, we congratulate our Muslim brothers all over the country on the occasion of the 2023 Eid-el-Kabir,”.