Tinubu Calls For Peace, Condemns Attacks In Eid Message


The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu has pleaded with Muslim faithful to always strive to conduct their daily lives, in accordance with the clear and beneficial message of Eid.

Tinubu, in a statement by his media spokesperson Mr Tunde Rahman, on Friday, July 8, in Lagos, also extended his greetings to Muslim faithful and non-Muslim alike around the world as they celebrated the Eid-el-Kabir.

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The former governor of Lagos State describing the spate of attacks on innocent Nigerians as troubling, condemned it in its entirety, adding that Nigerians must take a stand against terror and injustice.

Tinubu added;

These evils lie forever outside our faith. Those who perpetuate such inhumanity do so in opposition to Islam and all that it means.

To be true Muslims is to adhere to the principles of peace, tolerance, justice, and charity.

Our faith asks us to stand against those perpetrating evil and visiting untold misery on others. And we must remain forever obedient to the kind and life-affirming principles of our faith.

The APC presidential flag bearer stated that, although there are those who sought to bring the nation and Islam into disrepute through their destructive and violent actions, they sought to pit brother against brother, neighbour against neighbour, and religion against religion.

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Tinubu stressed;

They want to break the peaceful order of society, but Allah has placed us here to build a better Nigeria by taking care and seeing all of its inhabitants as our brothers and sisters regardless of ethnicity, faith and region.

This we shall do. And no amount of evil or terror from whatever quarter shall stop us from fulfilling what Allah has commanded us to do.

He, therefore, urged the people to continue to believe in the excellent nation Nigeria could be and advised Nigerians to eschew violence and those who caused and sponsored it.

Tinubu also thanked Allah for His munificent blessings and abiding love for humankind and for assuring all that good would  always triumph over its opposite.

According to him, Eid reminds us to place our faith in the compassion and wisdom of Allah and to be obedient to His instructions as demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim.

He clarified;

By his action, Prophet Ibrahim demonstrated true Islam and submission to Allah.

Prophet Ibrahim understood that the ways and commands of Almighty Allah (SWT) are supremely more life giving and enlightening than the ways of man.

Tinubu also urged the people as they celebrated Eid-el-Kabir, to use the moment to rededicate themselves to greater adherence to the spiritually-enriching commands of Almighty Allah.

He advised that they must show the true spirit of Islam in their lives and not just on special holidays.

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