The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has called on the Muslim faithfuls, and by extension Nigerians, to uphold the holy virtues of peace, unity and love.
Obi made the call while felicitating with the Muslim faithful on their celebration of Eid-El-Maulud, which commemorates the birthday of the holy Prophet Muhammed.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, Obi observed that the holy Prophet Muhammed upheld the virtues of peace and love, and called on Nigerians to cherish and pursue peace and love among one another.
Obi said,”I felicitate with the Muslim faithful in Nigeria on this occasion of Eid-El-Maulud in commemoration of the birthday of the holy Prophet Muhammed.
“May this celebration remind us of the need to love and care for one another, according to the virtues of the holy Prophet Muhammed.
“May today’s celebration bring to birth, in our highly divided nation, the much needed peace and unity, love and progress.
“May we unite in purpose and efforts, to move our nation forward, as we journey into the New Nigeria.”