By Onyebuchi Ezigbo
The All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) has enjoined all Muslims in the country to use the solemn occasion of the Ramadan feast to show love, understanding and promote the unity of the country.
In a goodwill message sent yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Emma Eneukwu, the party said, "everyone should allow the spirit of solidarity and oneness that was ushered-in by the Ramadan celebration to guide the country to stable and prosperous future.
" Ramadan, apart from imbuing us with self-discipline, also teaches us to be more understanding of the needs of others, to be more compassionate, to be more sincere, and to have a feeling of brotherhood and understanding towards everyone and everything; as these ingredients have an impact on the quality of our lives on earth and in eternity," he said.
Eneukwu said ANPP was optimistic that our dear citizens, especially the Muslim faithful and many other individuals who observed Ramadan in the spirit of solidarity and oneness, are now filled with the blessings of this holy period.
According to Eneukwu, it is expected that as the fasting period comes to an end with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr, Muslims would resolved to pursue a common goal of unity.
The ANPP spokesman said Nigeria had been variously adjudged a leading religious country by global surveys conducted by the Win-Gallup International Religiosity and Atheism Index and the British Broadcasting Corporation "with 90 per cent of the population believing in God, praying regularly and affirming their readiness to die on behalf of their belief.