President-elect Bola Tinubu, in contrast to the fire-for-fire political messages that have been flying around for days, released a tension-dousing statement on Saturday.
The president-elect, via his Easter message, in a mature manner, appealed to Nigerians to drop ethnic and religious sentiments and begin to live more harmoniously.
Tinubu noted that eschewing rivalries will make it faster to achieve a prosperous country.
The President-elect urged everyone to imbibe the essential message of Christ’s ministry and truly begin to love “our fellow Nigerians as we love ourselves.”
Please read the message from the president-elect below:
“I send my best wishes to Christians in Nigeria and all over the world who are celebrating Easter this Sunday. As we all enjoy the well-deserved break, I urge every Nigerian to reflect on the priceless sacrifice and limitless love of God for mankind.
“For Christians everywhere, this celebration is in commemoration of Jesus Christ’s life of service and his supreme sacrifice for the salvation of mankind.
“And as we observe Easter this year, let us all imbibe the essential message of Christ’s ministry and truly begin to love our fellow Nigerians as we love ourselves.
“Easter is about Renewed Hope and Redemption. It symbolizes the triumph of hope over despair, love over hate and condemnation, and optimism over cynicism. Let us embrace this spirit and recommit ourselves to edifying and patriotic pursuits in the interest of our nation.
“I wish you all very happy Easter celebrations.”