Mr. Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election has asked Nigerian Muslims to use the solemn period of Eid-el-Kabir to present Nigeria’s discomforting situation to Allah for divine intervention.
Obi in his Sallah message said that poor leadership was threatening our nationhood as there was need to seek God’s intervention.
He decried the blood of thousands of innocent souls being wasted daily in our land at various troubled spots, saying that they were enough reasons to plead to God to save this country from further destruction.
Obi called on Nigerians to use the period to offer fervent prayers for the unity and stability of the nation, which under threat due to poor leadership, religious intolerance and tribal bias.
He said, “The intense prayers for our country had become very expedient as our nationhood is continually loosing breath under poor leadership, corruption, insecure of lives and property and mismanagement of public funds. He also urged the Muslim faithful to pray that the novel coronavirus pandemic ends in no distant time.”
“Our economy is already under stress, the Post COVID-19 era is going to be challenging, and our nation needs all the divine help we can get now,” he maintained.
Obi noted that the Sallah festivities coming at this critical time in our national life, provides the citizens an opportunity to put aside every political, religious and ethnic sentiments and unite against their prevailing common challenges. He stated that it was high time Nigerians leveraged on their cultural, religious and tribal diverstties to achieve the desired national unity and develop worthy of the name ‘Giant of Africa’.