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Eid-el-Maulud: Okowa felicitates Muslims; sues for peace, love



Ifeanyi Okowa

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of  Delta has urged Muslims to embrace peace and love and share same among fellow citizens as the country prepared for general elections in 2023.

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Okowa, who is also the Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the call in his message on Saturday to Muslims as they celebrated the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

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Chief Press Secretary

The governor’s message is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba.

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He urged Muslim faithful to pray particularly for peaceful and united Nigeria.

He charged Nigerians to use the celebration for sober reflection and prayed for tolerance and peaceful co-existence in the country.

He said that the country could only develop and surmount its challenges when it was peaceful and the people were united.

Holy Prophet Muhammad

The governor called on Muslims to use the period to reflect on the challenges bedevilling the country and to spread the virtues of peace, love and charity which the Holy Prophet Muhammad represented.

Prophet Muhammad

“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I rejoice with and congratulate our muslim brothers as they celebrate the 2022 Eid-el-Maulud in commemoration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

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“It is a clarion call on all Islamic adherents to rededicate themselves to upholding the teachings of the Holy Qur’an in their personal lives and in their relationships with others,” Okowa said.

He expressed optimism that with Nigerians holding hands together,  the nation would be great again, and urged the citizenry to be part of the mission to rescue Nigeria from prevailing plagues.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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