Governors, religious and Labour leaders, and others, yesterday, urged Nigerians to embrace peace, caution, and tolerance to ensure peace and unity as Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.
They urged NIgerians to use the the occasion as a sober reflection, prayers, and take actions will curb insecurity and other challenges facing the nation. And called on the president to address economic and security problems in the nation.
Speaking, the Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives urged President Muhammadu Buhari to release Publisher of Sahara Reporters and convener of the #RevolutionNow protests, Mr Omoyele Sowore from detention.
This they say is inline with the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir, which entails the display of love and sacrifices to humanity.
According to Vanguard report, the message read in part: “The House Minority Caucus felicitates with the Muslim faithful at Eid-el-Kabir. We also call on our Muslim brothers and sisters to use the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir to pray for the peace and well-being of our nation. There is the need to reflect on and imbibe the exemplary legacies of the Prophet Mohammed, especially his life of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.
“In the same vein, we urge President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of the activist, Mr Omoyele Sowore, in the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir and in deference to democracy. Nigeria is currently besieged by enormous economic and security challenges and we expect the Federal Government to direct its attention, energies, and state resources at surmounting them.”
Others that also called on Nigerians to embrace peace are: Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia South; Senator Ike Ekweremadu and former Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Francis Alimikhena, All Progressives Congress, APC, Edo North.
They also urged Muslim faithfuls see the celebration as a means to pray for the progess of the nation.