By Akombo Aondona, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has felicitated the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and beyond as the holy month of Ramadan starts globally.
The APC, in the goodwill message in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary, Barr Felix Morka, on Thursday 23 March 2023, charged the Muslim Ummah “to use the Ramadan to pray for accelerated and shared prosperity, development and security, wisdom for leaders and decision makers at all levels of social, economic and olitical life of the country.”
The Ramadan marks the commencement of 30 or 29 days of fasting, according to Islamic calendar.
Morka wrote: “As the Holy month of Ramadan which marks the commencement of 30 or 29 days of fasting begins, the All Progressives Congress (APC) enjoins Muslim Ummah to use the season for deep reflection and spiritual rejuvenation towards greater devotion to Allah, and service to the nation.
“Ramadan is one of the most blessed month of the Islamic calendar. The APC hereby calls on Muslim Ummah to pray for Nigeria’s accelerated and shared prosperity, development and security, as they pray for wisdom for leaders and decision-makers at all levels of our social, political and economic life. We invite all faithful to remember and take care of the less-privileged among us.
“With the successful conclusion of the 2023 General Elections, and as the country gears up for transition from the President Muhammadu Buhari government to the incoming administration of President-Elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu, we urge all well-meaning Nigerians to remain peaceful and patriotic with renewed hope for a more just, secure, peaceful, equitable and prosperous Nigeria.
“We pray the Almighty Allah answers our prayers and enkindles in us the spirit of sacrifice, humility, mercy and kindness.