Political leaders at all levels have been admonished to set aside their differences and jointly tackle the issue of insecurity, political thuggery, kidnapping and other crimes that are ravaging some parts of the country.
In its Easter message to the nation, a non-governmental governmental Christian organisation, Christian Conscience, made the call in a press release signed by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Tunji Oguntuase.
Quoting the chairman of the group and ex-two time Chairman of Agege Local Government, Chief Enock Kolapomoye Olorunfunwa (EKO) Ajiboso, the release condemned the lingering insecurity in some parts of the country and urged our leaders to seize the opportunity of the Easter celebration to embrace what Jesus Christ stood for.
“We must love one and another because a society where love does not exists cannot prosper,” Ajiboso, also a former Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives in Lagos State, said.
Reflecting on Mark 12:31, Ajiboso urged both Christians and Muslims to “set aside their differences to move the nation forward”.
He also called on security agencies to redouble their efforts at ensuring that all citizens are protected in all parts of the country. “Though the challenges are enormous,” Ajiboso noted, “with prayers the challenges are surmountable”.
The ex-Commissioner, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) called on all Christian faithful to celebrate Easter in moderation and constantly reflect on what Jesus Christ came, lived and died for.