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Uphold principles of love, sacrifice Olawepo tells Nigerians @ Christmas

by Church Times

A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has urged Nigerians to uphold the principles of love and sacrifice that the Christmas season represents.

He made the call in a statement made available to Church Times and signed by his Senior Media and Communication Adviser, Mr. Segun Abifarin.

Olawepo, a one-time presidential aspirant urged Nigerians to uphold the principles of love, tolerance, and sacrifice to sustain harmony, progress, and advance the cause of humanity.

The Christmas season according to him represents joy, peace, hope, love, and goodwill. These virtues he noted “are very much needed in our country when we are confronted with diverse development challenges.”

The statement reads further,  “I celebrate with the Christian fold and urge all of us to remember the essence of Christmas. In the true spirit of the season, let’s show love to our neighbours, kindness to the less privileged and vulnerable, and tolerance to one another across the lines of faith, politics, and ethnicity; in the spirit of the unique sacrifice and teachings of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

“I urge fellow Nigerians to appropriate the hope that comes with Christmas and reinvest trust in God’s ability to restore the lost glory of Nigeria”

He equally admonished Nigerians to reflect on the lessons of the period and emulate Christ by fostering peace and unity in our Nation, while also tasking Nigerians on religious tolerance “since it is one way we as citizens can live in peace, harmony and love as taught by Jesus Christ, who is the reason for the season.”

“More importantly, as we observe Christmas this year, let us all imbibe the essential message of Christ’s ministry and truly begin to love our fellow Nigerians as we love ourselves,” Olawepo-Hashim added.


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