A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, in the South-South region, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has disclosed that the insecurity toga being associated with Muslims in Nigeria, is unacceptable and against the essence of Islam.
In a statement sent to TOS TV, Chief Eze also used the medium to felicitate with Muslims on the celebration of the 2019 Eid-el Kabir, urging citizens to promote religious harmony, peaceful coexistence and tolerance, which are core prerequisites for the unity and development of any society.
The erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), in his Sallah message, tasked all brothers and sisters of the Islamic faith, to reflect on the symbolic lessons of faith and obedience attached to the spiritual doctrine of sacrifice and its attendant benefits to humanity, and apply same in their day to day activities and relationship with people, for the good of our dear nation.
Chief Eze, who said he spent most of his youthful years in Adamawa State and developed close association with the who is who in the State, including the late Lamido of Adamawa, Aliyu Musdafa, and the incumbent Lamido, Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa, reiterated that the insecurity toga being associated with Muslims is unacceptable, as it is against the essence of Islam.
He urged Muslims in Nigeria, to look inward and fish out the bad eggs among them, who are hellbent of causing confusion and giving a bad name to the Muslim Community in Nigeria, considering the fact that both Christains and Muslims have been living in unity and brotherhood, since the Independence of Nigeria in 1960.
The APC stalwart, speaking further, admonished Muslims to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity, and the economic development of Nigeria, as well as for all strata of Leaders in the country.
He called on Security Operatives to be more proactive to their responsibility of securing lives and property before, during, and after the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Chief Eze, described the spiritual period as a time for Muslims to reflect on the life of total obedience, submission, and humility, exemplified by Prophet Mohammed to the instructions of the Almighty Allah.
He further appealed to Nigerians to pray for those in positions of authority, in order to have a better nation.