Published On: Fri, Jan 2nd, 2015
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Pray For Peaceful Elections, Jonathan Urges Muslims At Eid-El-Maulud

President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with all Muslims as they mark the birth of Prophet Muhammed today.

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati‎, in a statement said President Goodluck Jonathan urged them to offer special Jumat prayers for successful and peaceful elections in Nigeria next month.

He reassured Muslims and other Nigerians that the Federal Government would ensure that the general elections are free, fair, credible and violence-free.

President Goodluck Jonathan said, it is essential to guarantee that the country remained politically stable and on a steady path to the fulfillment of its collective vision of a strong, united and prosperous nation.

The President called on adherents of Islam to seize the opportunity of the new year and Eid-el-Maulud holidays to reflect on the need for greater application of the Prophet Mohammed’s teachings of piety, charity, tolerance, justice  and peaceful co-existence with others in the collective effort to overcome national challenges.

Jonathan assured the Islamic faithful and other Nigerians that his administration would continue to be guided by the ideals of fairness, equity and justice for all.

He added that on his watch as President, no Nigerian will ever be discriminated against on the basis of religion, ethnicity or social standing.

He reaffirmed his personal commitment to working diligently and tirelessly to ensure the successful implementation of the Federal Government’s agenda for national transformation and urges Muslims and all other Nigerians to support the continuation of the present administration’s efforts to build a better nation.

President Jonathan wished Nigerian Muslims a happy and peaceful Eid-El- Maulud.



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