As Christians in Nigeria join other faithful across the world to celebrate Christmas,the Accord House of Representatives candidate for Oluyole Federal Constituency, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, has called on all to reflect on the lessons of the birth of Jesus Christ in this period.
In a statement issued by his media office, Aleshinloye urged Christians to pray for peace, love and unity in the country and total reconciliation with God and man as they are about to enter the new year.
The ex-ALGON chairman also noted that the best way to celebrate Christ is to show love and to give like Christ did.
“I congratulate all Christians for witnessing yet another Christmas season. I advise all the faithful to use the festive period for sober reflections and total spiritual renewal and devotion towards living in peace and harmony with adherents of other religions.
“The birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas, should be used to reconcile ourselves with God, promote peace, show love and unity, including the display of the spirit of tolerance in the accomplishment of our vision of building a better nation. I wish to admonish all Christians to emulate Jesus Christ in words and deeds, imbibe the core lessons of freedom, love, tolerance, sacrifice, generosity and peaceful co-existence, which Christ stands for,”he said.
He further stated that Christians should use the occasion to exhibit Godly virtues and render humanitarian services to mankind for the betterment of the nation and the sustenance of peace.
He also urged the people of Oluyole Federal Constituency to elect him to the House of Representatives, promising to bring more dividends of democracy to the constituency.
“This is beyond a personal ambition but another clarion call to duty to serve my people, to serve you and give practical expression to our collective aspiration for good governance through quality representation.
“You know me much and I know you very well. You know my capacity to serve with passion and deliver the goods. I know your capability to provide quality followership, guidance and grassroots leadership,” Aleshinloye said
While congratulating the good people of Oyo State and Nigerians on the Christmas and new year celebration, Aleshinloye urged them to deepen their love for Christ who gave his own life to redeem us from death.