The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in his Sallah statement said: “As we celebrate Eid, let us use this period to rededicate ourselves to greater steadfastness to the spiritually-enriching commands of Almighty Allah SWT.
We must demonstrate the true spirit of Islam in our beings and not just on these special holidays. The holidays are given to us not just as special moments to celebrate, but as kind reminders to seek as we must to become the people and nation we are meant to be.?
“We face tough challenges as a nation. Most troubling is the spate of severe attacks on naive Nigerians. We must take a stand against terror and injustice. These evils lie forever outside our faith. Those who execute such inhumanity do so in adversary to Islam and all that it means.?
“To be true Muslims is to stick to the principles of unity, tolerance, justice, and charity. Our faith asks us to stand against those perpetrating evil and visiting untold agony on others. And we must remain forever obedient to the kind and life-affirming beliefs of our faith.?
“Yes, there are those who seek to bring this nation and Islam into humiliation through their dangerous and violent actions. They seek to pit brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor, and faith against faith. They want to break the friendly order of society. But Allah has placed us here to build a better Nigeria by taking care and watching all of its citizens as our brothers and sisters regardless of ethnicity, religion, and region. This we shall do. And no amount of evil or terror from whatever section shall stop us from fulfilling what Allah has instructed us to do.”?