Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has urged the Muslim Ummah to use the holy month of Ramadan to offer prayers for continued peace in the state and success of the gubernatorial elections holding later in the year.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria, the Governor said the Ramadan offers the faithful the opportunity to reconnect to their maker.
According to the statement: “I congratulate the Muslim faithful as they begin this year’s Ramadan Fast, which is one of the five pillars of Islam. The Ramadan offers the faithful the opportunity to undertake personal restitution, piety and renewed commitment to Allah, they should also continue to do good to all men, especially the less-privileged.
“I appeal to the Muslim Community to offer special prayers for the continued peace and progress in the state and for the peaceful conduct and success of the gubernatorial election holding later in the year.
“In Edo State, I am proud to say the Muslim faithful have been exemplary in word and action in exhibiting that, truly, Islam is a religion of peace. “
The Governor assured that the state government is committed to the sustenance of the peaceful co-existence that exists between people of all faith in the state, saying “development can only be attained under a peaceful atmosphere.” He wished the faithful Ramadan Kareem.
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