By Joy Baba Yesufu
The President–Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has called on all Nigerians to embrace peace this Easter and celebrate the nation’s rebirth as they commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In an Easter message to Nigerians and the Christian world, personally signed by the in-coming Nigeria’s leader, General Muhammadu Buhari and released by the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, he urged all citizens of our great nation to unite and use the season of Easter to celebrate both the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the rebirth of the Nigerian nation.
According to the statement, “having overcome the anxiety and fear that tended to overshadow our efforts and commitments towards free and peaceful Presidential and National Assembly elections, let us move forward in the spirit of the resurrection to rebuild our nation with the values of peace and love for one another.”
“Our Country depends on you – the Nigerian people to make Nigeria safe for all citizens and foreigners alike. I pledge that our administration shall strengthen all national institutions that promote harmony and national unity. As we do our best to heal our land, God, the most powerful will be on our side to rescue Nigeria from corruption, evil and anti-democratic forces that are pulling Nigeria down,” Buhari said.
Similarly, yesterday former Vice President and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has called on Nigerians to unite for a new Nigeria as they celebrate Easter.
In a statement, made available by the Atiku Media Office in Abuja on Thursday, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said he wished Christians and all other Nigerians peace as they celebrate Easter and prayed that all Nigerians will come together for the rebuilding of the Nigerian nation this Easter and beyond.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba also on Thursday sent his felicitations to Christian faithful across the nation as they join other Christians in the world to celebrate the joyous and glorious moment of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. CP Emmanuel Ojukwu in Abuja.
The statement said while urging Christians to learn and adopt the full significance of the resurrection of Christ and to open their hearts to issues of peace, forgiveness and harmonious co-existence, IGP enjoined all Nigerians to emulate the principles of the Easter season and to celebrate within the ambit of the law.
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