Eid-el-Fitr: Embrace love, unity in best interest of Nigeria – Peller

The lawmaker representing Iseyin/ Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency and Ayedero of Yorubaland, Hon Shina Peller, on Friday tasked Nigerians to embrace love, peace and unity in the best interest of the country.

In his message to congratulate Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-fitri celebration to mark the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Peller said there is need for peaceful coexistence, irrespective of religious, ethnic or political differences, if truly we want a Nigeria of our dream to be a reality.

Emphasising that there can never be progress where there is no peace, the Ayedero of Yorubaland cautioned Nigerians against cursing their leaders as doing so will have direct or indirect impact on the governed also enjoined

“Importantly, as we celebrate this year Eid-al Fitri, let us spread love, not hatred; let us preach peace, not violence; let us embrace our unity in diversity and treat others the best way we would like to be treated,” he said.

Hon Peller added, “As we witness another occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I extend my best wishes and greetings to fellow Muslim brothers and sisters both at home and in the diaspora. Indeed, the last one month has been a soul-purifying one for some of us.

“While in Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj, I prayed fervently for Nigeria; for peace to reign in our land and for our country to progress beyond our imagination. Moreover, we must restrict the temptation of cursing our leaders as doing so will have direct or indirect impacts on us, the governed. Rather, we should pray for God to purify their heart and guide them aright.”

Pointing out that the last one month has been a soul-purifying one for many who engaged God days and nights praying, seeking forgiveness, embracing and promoting goodness in different ways, the Ayedero of Yorubaland said, “Ondividuals who are displeased with the outcome of the just concluded general election to seek redress in court peacefully instead of challenging it through violence”

According to Hon Peller, “It is God that gives power to whoever he so desires and that what will be, will be, the  lawmaker, saying, “however, now that Ramadan is over, we must make all our supplications to Allah during the Holy Month count by not withdrawing from our good deeds, but improving on them, where necessary.”