By Okey Muogbo
Frontline Presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic PartyPDP, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, has urged both the leaders and the people of Nigeria to adhere to the precepts laid down by Allah to guarantee the outpouring of His blessings and favour.
He made the call in a message to congratulate the Muslim Ummah for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Said Turaki, “we can draw valuable inspiration from the festival which commemorates the travails and eventual triumph of Prophet Ibrahim because of his sacrifice, patience, unwavering commitment and total submission to Allah’s command.”
“It is imperative for us to have the fear of God in our dealings with one another as well as with our country.”
A statement signed by Mr Sola Atere, Director of Media and Publicity of the Kabiru Tanimu Turaki Presidential Campaign Organization said that the presidential aspirant enjoined all citizens to take full advantage of the period of spirituality, by ensuring that it serves as a rallying point for the continued unity, peace, progress and prosperity of the country.
He also congratulated “our compatriots currently performing Hajj rites with other pilgrims across the world in Saudi Arabia” who, he noted, are trying to further strengthen their faith in God admonishing them to pray fervently for the country to overcome its current trials and tribulations.
Turaki also commiserated with those grieving at this period following the death of their loved ones through banditry, herders-farmers clashes and other violent crimes across Nigeria and prayed for the repose of the souls of those who died from these unfortunate incidents.