Ramadan: Ekweremadu Urges Nigerians to Close Ranks

Ramadan: Ekweremadu Urges Nigerians to Close Ranks

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Nigerians to close ranks and work for the peace and progress of the nation irrespective of political, ethnic, and religious diversities.

He made the call in a goodwill message to the Muslim Umah at the start of Ramadan Fast.

Senator Ekweremadu who described peace and unity as the fundamental ingredients for quick-paced and lasting development, said that Nigeria had come to a juncture where all lovers of the country must put aside their differences to pray and work for national harmony.

He observed: “We have just had a successful election and transition, despite predictions to the contrary. This has multiplied the respect and goodwill we command in the comity of nations. But it was achieved because Nigerians came together and ensured that national interest prevailed over personal or other narrow interests.

“Now that the three arms of government are fully in place, I would like to appeal to fellow politicians to close ranks, give politics a break, and direct their total attention and energy to governance. This is the only way Nigerians will be able to reap the gains of democracy to the fullest. It is also the reward we owe them for their sacrifices”.

He urged the Muslim Umah to “pray for the new administration and governments at all levels so that together we can build this nation into the country of our dreams”.

He wished the Muslim Umah a spiritually rewarding month of Ramadan.

Uche Anichukwu

Special Adviser (Media) to Deputy President of the Senate