Eid-el-Kabir: Ohaneze Ndigbo Preaches Peace, National Unity, Visits Alhaji Suleiman Ukandu
By Our Reporter
Ohaneze Ndigbo Abia State chapter has harped the need for peaceful coexistence between the Muslims, Christians and other religious groups in Nigeria.
In his message at Amuzukwu-Ibeku, Umuahia North L.G.A, of Abia State, when the expanded State Working Committee of the Pan Igbo group paid a visit to the former Commissioner of Lands, Alhaji Suleiman Ukandu to felicitate with him on the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the State President, Comrade Okey Nwankwo pointed out that since Christians and Muslims believe in one God, there is the urgent need to eschew violence and ensure that peace and unity reign in Nigeria.
Comrade Nwankwo seized the opportunity to commended the State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu for the day and sustainable peace in the State.
He also lauded Alhaji Suleiman Ukandu for his commitment to the development of Abia State and for the healthy relationship existing between Muslims and Christians in the State, pointing out that Igbos are known to be very enterprising and not violence.
Responding, the immediate past Commissioner for Lands and Abia State Chairman of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Suleiman Ukandu appreciated Ohaneze Ndigbo for the visit and encouraged them to rally round other groups in the Southeast in order to think outside the box and proffer solutions to the self rule agitations.
He made it clear that the call for year 2023 Igbo Presidency required high level of diplomacy, even as he described the visit of Ohaneze Ndigbo as significant and symbolic and calls for sober reflection.