Eid-el-Fitr: Atiku calls for tolerance, stronger bonds of love, unity

A 2023 presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has called on Nigerians to strengthen the bond of love despite the religious differences.

Atiku noted that love is the prerequisite for binding unity in any diverse society like Nigeria.

In his Eid-el-Fitr Sallah message to mark the end of the month-long Ramadan fasting season by Muslims, the former Vice President in a statement by his media office, Sunday appealed to Nigerians to use religion as an instrument for creating unity.

The statement read “We should use religion as an instrument for creating unity, love and harmony rather than using it to feed hate and intolerance, which usually results in needless conflicts. Let’s not allow selfish politicians and people of bad faith to divide us and use us as fighting tools for their own sinister agendas.

“Speaking on the Ramadan fast, the Wazirin Adamawa noted that we shouldn’t abandon the useful lessons of the Ramadan and we should internalise its lessons instead.

“According to him, the Ramadan fast makes us appreciate what it means to go without food and drinks for the whole day, thereby understanding the impact of hunger on millions of poor people.

“He explained that the self-discipline created by the Ramadan fast encourages us to show compassion towards our fellow human beings who cannot feed because of poverty”.

While wishing Muslims a happy Sallah celebration, he called for greater efforts towards interfaith dialogue in order to bridge the communication gap between members of the two religions.

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