The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) told Muslims to appeal for divine guidance from God ahead of 2023 general elections.
The group, in a statement from its spokesman, Agbo Major, on Sunday in Abuja, urged Muslims in the country to pray for the nation as they celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri.
He said there was no doubt that Muslims, who participated in fasting for a month, drew water from the ditch, receiving blessings, forgiveness, mercy, love, happiness and the observance of Allah that accompanied the moon.
“It is obvious that our Muslim compatriots used the occasion to pray for peace, unity, love, tolerance and prosperity of the nation,” the statement said. “The state of the nation needs the collective prayers, perseverance and patriotism of all Nigerians to redirect the ship of the nation from its perilous course to the path of rectitude, progress, development and advancement as we march towards the crucial 2023 general elections.”
“The great Nigerian workers are the best in Africa and among the best in the world. They are the pride of the nation whose exceptional resilience, patriotism, intellectual ability, managerial acumen, tenacity and sagacity of purpose have fostered unity and stabilised the polity,” the NNPP’s statement added. “The Nigerian workers demonstrated their love for the fatherland in the struggle for independence where they resisted the British colonial masters through calculated industrial actions.”
It said they opposed “obnoxious military decrees and actions that undermined the wellbeing of Nigerian people and unity of the nation which ushered the democratic freedom the citizenry enjoys today.”
It said it was time to protect and reward Nigerian workers.
“Civil servants work so hard, earn so little and owed so much. Enough of this oppression of fellow compatriots,” stressed the party.