The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the April general elections in Abia state, Dr. Alex Otti, has felicitated with the Muslim community in the state and Nigeria in general on the occasion of the Eidel-Kabir celebration.
In a message he issued to newsmen in Umuahia, entitled ‘’There is light at the end of the tunnel,’’ Otti urged the Muslim faithful to use the Eid celebration to pray for the continued unity and progress of Nigeria.
He also charged them to continue to pray for God’s intervention in the nation’s efforts to stamp out insurgency in the north east and restore security, peace and economic growth in the region. He said that no meaningful development can take place in an atmosphere that is characterised by violence, blood-letting and enmity.
The former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Bank Plc further urged the Muslim community to pray for President Muhammed Buhari’s administration to succeed in its war against corruption which, he said, had destroyed the nation’s socio-economic and political life.
He therefore appealed to all Nigerians, especially religious leaders, traditional rulers and politicians, to give necessary support to Buhari in his effort and determination to re-position the country and return it to the path of growth and development.
Otti expressed gratitude to the Muslim community and Abians in general for their unrelenting support and prayers for him and encouraged them to remain steadfast, saying that there would be light at the end of the tunnel.
He assured the people that God will give victory to Abians, who voted massively for change during the election and expressed confidence in the ability of the tribunal to deliver justice without fear or favour in his petition, challenging the declaration of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu as governor.
He described the recent judgments of the Court of Appeal in Owerri, which dismissed all the appeals filed against him by the ruling-Peoples Democratic Party in the state, as tale-tale signs that victory is around the corner for the state and its well-meaning citizenry.
Personal Assistant (Media) to Dr. Alex Otti