Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged Nigerians Muslims to spread love, unity, and understanding among each other in the country.
Atiku disclosed this in a statement to mark Eid el-Maulud, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, issued by his spokesman, Paul Ibe, on Sunday evening.
He said: “Given our ethnic, cultural and religious diversity in the country, our religious leaders should at all times be alert to any threat to peace on account of incendiary utterances in the name of preaching.”
Abubakar, who was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate in the February elections, said that peace and tolerance were essential for practising our individual faith happily.
“Prophet Muhammad was a paragon of peace, humility and justice for all, and as we honour him on this great occasion, let us follow his examples in words and actions,” he said.
The former vice-president also called on Muslim leaders to work hard to fight religious bigotry which according to him has been responsible for planting the seeds of hate and violence in the country.