President–elect preaches love as Christians nationwide celebrate Easter

The President-elect, Bola Tinubu has urged Nigerians to reflect on the priceless sacrifice and limitless love of God for mankind at Easter.

The former Lagos Governor also advised the people of Africa’s most populous nation to eschew divisive, parochial, ethnic and religious sentiments and rivalries.

“Let us embrace this spirit and recommit ourselves to edifying and patriotic pursuits in the interest of our nation.

“I send my best wishes to Christians in Nigeria and all over the world who are celebrating Easter this Sunday.

“As we all enjoy the well-deserved break, I urge every Nigerian to reflect on the priceless sacrifice and limitless love of God for mankind.

“For Christians everywhere, this celebration is in commemoration of Jesus Christ’s life of service and his supreme sacrifice for the salvation of mankind.

“Let us all imbibe the essential message of Christ’s ministry and truly begin to love our fellow Nigerians as we love ourselves,” he said

In doing this, he wants them to “begin to live more harmoniously with our compatriots.”

Tinubu won the February 25 presidential election after polling 8,794,726 votes, almost two million votes more than his closest rival, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

While Atiku came second with 6,984,520 votes, Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), finished the race with 6,101,533

Although the outcome of the election is still being contested in court, Tinubu will be sworn in as President on May 29.

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