In an Easter message to Nigerians and the Christian around the world, the President?Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has called on all Nigerians to embrace peace as they commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter .
General Muhammadu Buhari urged all citizens of Nigeria to unite and use the season of Easter to celebrate both the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the rebirth of the Nigerian nation.
According, ?having overcome the anxiety and fear that tended to overshadow our efforts and commitments towards free and peaceful Presidential and National Assembly elections, let us move forward in the spirit of the resurrection to rebuild our nation with the values of peace and love for one another.?
?Our Country depends on you ? the Nigerian people to make Nigeria safe for all citizens and foreigners alike. I pledge that our administration shall strengthen all national institutions that promote harmony and national unity. As we do our best to heal our land, God, the most powerful will be on our side to rescue Nigeria from corruption, evil and anti-democratic forces that are pulling Nigeria down,? Buhari said.
In a similar development,Former Vice President and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, also calle on Nigerians to unite for a new Nigeria as they celebrate Easter.
In a statement, made available by the Atiku Media Office in Abuja on Thursday, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said he wished Christians and all other Nigerians peace as they celebrate Easter and prayed that all Nigerians will come together for the rebuilding of the Nigerian nation this Easter and beyond.
?We now have no better choice before us after a successful and peaceful election than to cue into the joy and peace which the resurrection of Jesus Christ signifies to ensure that we prosper as a nation and rescue our people from poverty. Easter means new life, let us therefore, work together ? Muslims and Christians so that peace and development do not elude our nation and our people,? Atiku said.