As Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid-el Fitr which marks the end of this year’s Ramadan, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Dr. Olusola Ayandele, has called on Nigerians to always be their brothers’ keeper and make peace, love and tolerance their watchword.
In a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan on Thursday, Dr. Ayandele, felicitated with Islamic faith adherents on the successful completion of the one-month fast which, according to him, has afforded them another spiritual rebirth as well as a good opportunity to serve Allah and humanity better.
“The 1439 A.H Ramadan fast may have come and gone but the sacrifices made by a good number of our Muslim brothers and sisters must have renewed the spiritual status which should enable them to be more committed to the cause of Allah, nationhood and humanity as a whole.
“Ideally, Nigeria should be able to derive maximum benefits from its pluralistic feature in terms of religion, culture and ethnicity. To this end, it imperative for every citizen of the country to dwell more on issues that unite us and do away with those with tendencies to divide us as a people.
“Also, the occasion of this year end-of-Ramadan fast celebrations should not be for merry-making alone as patriots must use the auspicious period to pray the country particularly on the success of the 2019 general election which is being threatened by some unpatriotic elements who are not comfortable with the good works of APC administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.” Ayandele stated.
The Ibarapa-born politician also congratulated the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi (the Alaafin of Oyo), Oba Saliu Adetunji (The Olubadan of Ibadanland), Oba Jimoh Oyewumi (The Soun of Ogbomosoland), all the Kabiyesis in Ibarapaland and Oke-Ogun as well as Chief Imams and other religious leaders across the state on the occasion, wishing them many more of it.