The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Engr. Adedeji Doherty sends warm greetings to Lagos Muslims and Muslims across Nigeria observing Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Breaking the Fast.
In his message to Muslim faithfuls in Lagos State and the nation at large as contained in a statement issued by one of his media aides, Prince Wale Fadipe, Engr Doherty said; Eid-Ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a time of prayer, reflection, and fasting. It is the holiest month of the Muslim year.
Doherty said, “The Ramadan fast has afforded us the opportunity to reconnect with our creator and extend the hand of fellowship to our fellow men. However, as we celebrate, we should not forget the lessons learnt, to wit, the spirit of piety, alms-giving, of compassion and love for fellow men.”
He urged all adherents of Islam to continue to abide by the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad after the holy month so that they would receive more reward from the Almighty Allah. “Islam is indeed a religion of peace and the true essence of the religion is to unite the entire mankind in love and harmony. “It is, therefore, a duty on all Muslims to make sacrifices towards ensuring peaceful and harmonious co-existence with adherents of other faith just like the holy Prophet Muohammad (PBUH) has set example for us during his lifetime”
Engr. Doherty said what the nation needs at this crucial stage is a committed leadership, which is driven by honest and open desire to lead the country out of its present pedecament of Covid-19 dilemma.
Engr Doherty assured that his administration as chairman of the main opposition party in Lagos State would continue to support the ruling party to make sure that the current administration get it right especially in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic
Engr. Doherty thanked Muslims in the country, who responded to calls by him and other leaders for special prayers during the Ramadan for the fight against the global pandemic of Covid-19 in Nigeria.
Engr. Doherty also, urged all elected officials at all levels of governance to avoid overheating the polity with unnecessary ethnic and political intrigues but unite and collectively fight the common and popular enemy “Covid-19”.
He urged them to give the highest priority to fulfilling their promises of better living conditions for the electorate before turning their minds to plans and permutations for future elections
“We must all continue to pray and work hard towards building a peaceful, united and prosperous Nigeria.”