The governorship candidates of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Ogun and Oyo states have called on Nigerians to shun any act that could truncate democracy and show love for fellow human beings.
The two governorship candidates made the call in separate press statements in Abeokuta and Ibadan, respectively.
In his own message, the Ogun state candidate, of the NNPP Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo urged the Muslim Ummah in the state and country at large to use the holy month of Ramadan to rededicate their dealings with other fellow Nigerians by demonstrating love, generosity, and Selflessness and offer prayers for the peaceful coexistence of the country.
He said this is the time Nigerians should come together and ensure that democracy is guaranteed for the improvement of the nation.
He described the month of Ramadan as a holy season which should be dedicated to the service of Allah.
Oguntoyinbo stressed that the acts of forgiveness, piety, togetherness, alms giving and generosity must be upheld in the holy month and beyond.
The Ogun state NNPP guber candidate admonished Muslim faithful to embrace the teachings of the holy Qu’ran and exemplary lifestyle of Prophet Muhammed in their daily endeavours, stressing that the compulsory Ramadan fasting, will afford Muslims the opportunity of self appraisal in the service of Allah and humanity.
Oguntoyinbo prayed to Allah to give the Muslim community and other faithful the strength and peace during the holy month of Ramadan.
According to him, ”I felicitate with our Muslim brothers and sisters in Ogun state and Nigeria as a whole on the commencement of 2023 Ramadan fasting.
“It is yet another opportunity for sober reflection and rededication to the service of Allah and mankind. The teachings of the holy Quran and exemplary qualities of Prophet Muhammed must be sustained in the holy month of Ramadan and beyond.
“Let us demonstrate love, forgiveness, peace and generosity during this holy season. Nigeria will be prosperous if we tolerate our brothers and sisters of other religious faiths.
“As a heterogenous nation, we must respect the beliefs of all religions. The Muslim ummah should use this holy month to pray for leaders at all levels of government and the peaceful coexistence of this entity call Nigeria”.
In his own message his counterpart in Oyo State, Engineer Olukayode Popoola said there was no better time than now for a sober reflection by both Christians and Muslims as they are both observing the Ramadan and the lenth season the same time which shows that God only sees the inner minds of men.
He said that what has happened as well shows that God does not discriminate as He regards all human beings as the same .
He said that the election has come and gone and Nigerians should now remember to put God first in all that they do because He would hold every human being accountable for their deeds.
He also called on Nigerians to be focused and serve God wholeheartedly.