Mr Peter Obi, the 2023 Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) has felicitated Muslim faithful as they celebrate the birthday of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Obi, also a former Anambra State Governor, said this in a congratulatory message in Lagos on Wednesday.
“I heartily felicitate all the Muslim faithful in Nigeria, as they celebrate the Eid-El Maulud, to honor the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
“The ceremony once again provides us an opportunity for sober reflections as we seek the prophet’s intercessions for divine intervention on the many challenges facing our nation on all fronts.
“Nigeria has continued to contend with many challenges, some of which are obvious disunity among the people, extreme poverty, a high rate of unemployment, and a high level of insecurity,” he said.
Obi urged Muslims to pray for lasting peace in the nation, and in keeping with the Holy Prophet’s teachings.
The presidential candidate urged them to continually extend brotherly love to their countrymen and women, especially the poor, in their midst irrespective of their tribe or religious beliefs.
He wished all the Muslim faithful a happy Eid el Maulud celebration.