The gubernatorial candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Ogun State in the just concluded election, Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo has asked residents to avoid acts capable of destabilising the current democratic dispensation.
Oguntoyinbo made the call while felicitating with Muslims over this year’s Eld-el-Fitri celebration, in a statement made available to newsmen.
DAILY POST reports that Muslims across the globe are celebrating the Eld-el-Fitri festival today, which signifies the end of the Ramadan fast.
The politician asked citizens to continue to ensure peaceful coexistence in the state and in the county, in general, irrespective of their religious, political and ethnic affiliations.
He congratulated the Muslim Ummah on the completion of the 2023 Ramadan fast and urged them to tolerant of adherents of other religions.
Calling for caution during the celebration, he warned youths against being used as agents of destruction by some desperate politicians, maintaining that the cost of preventing acrimony is lesser than the cost of maintaining peace when it is distorted.
“It is indeed a rare opportunity for all of us to witness the beginning and the very end of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The Holy month signifies a period of purification, sacrifice and act of sincere worship to our Almighty creator.
“I equally want to use this golden opportunity of Eid el-Fitr to call on my teeming supporters and people of Ogun State generally to be firm against any act that is capable of throwing our settlements into turmoil. This is because the cost of preventing acrimony is lesser than the cost of maintaining peace when it is distorted.
“Therefore, as we just concluded the 2023 general elections and we are in Court to challenge the omission of our party’s name on the ballot paper, bear in mind that we should not be involved in any activity that can destabilise our nascent democracy and peaceful coexistence irrespective of religious, political party and ethnic affiliations”.