Major Barr. Francis Alimikhena (rtd) has urged Muslims in the country to use the Eid-el-Maulud period to pray for peace and security in Nigeria.
He made the call on Friday in his hometown Egiode in Etsako East local government area while exchanging views with journalists
Major Alimikhena (rtd) who is the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for Edo north senatorial district in the 2015 elections had earlier made a similar appeal to all Christians last week during the Christmas celebration said Nigeria had never faced serious security and economic challenges that needed urgent prayers than now.
The APC senatorial hopeful said “this is the time Muslims remember the birth of Prophet Muhammad through act of worship, acts of kindness and goodness to children, the poor and the aged.
“If both Muslims and Christians embark on prayers during our time of worship, I am sure God will intervene and solve these problems.’’
Major Alimikhena (rtd) commended the state government comrade Adams Oshiomhole for the developmental strides being witnessed in the past 6 years in the state.
He said the development has improved socioeconomic activities in the state, noting that APC has come to stay. Urging the party supporters in the state to remain united and ensure they are not deceived by those sugar coated politicians and asked them to keep their voter cards so they could exercise their civic responsibility in the forthcoming elections.
The retired army officer said the state never had a governor who wanted the development of the state like the present administration.
He then urged the people to vote for APC candidates in all the elections as the party make promise to better the lives of the citizenry.

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