Oyo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) felicitates Muslim faithful across the state on the occasion of 2023 Eid-el Kabir.
While urging Muslims to reflect on the significance of the annual Islamic celebration, the ruling party in the state stressed the importance of sacrifice, love, and faith in human relation and nation building.
The Oyo state chairman of PDP, Honourable Dayo Ogungbenro made this disclosure in a press statement made available to journalists today by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Akeem Olatunji.
The party equally felicitates the Deputy Governor, Barrister Adebayo Abdulroheem Lawal who is currently observing holy pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and all Muslim leaders in Oyo state.
The ruling PDP noted that even the relationship between God and man is clearly defined adding that both have expectations towards each other in order to continue to sustain the relationship while urging Muslims to continue to trust the Seyi Makinde led PDP government enough to continue to support it.
“Eid-el-Kabir is one of the two important festivals in Islam. It is an occasion where Muslims celebrate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail, in total submission to will and command of Allah.
“However, his faith was only being tested by God and when it was discovered that he was willing to exhibit such level of obedience, God gave Prophet Ibrahim a ram to use as sacrifice instead of his son.
“So, in essence, the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir avails Muslims the opportunity to imitate the sacrificial giving as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim.
“We therefore, urge our brothers and sisters in Islam to endeavor to extend the hand of love to one another inclusive or non Muslims alike in showing kindness and compassion through giving.
“Do not hoard meat or food, ensure you give to others in faith and the Almighty Allah that has provided for you to celebrate will provide even more by simply showing obedience to the teachings of Islam.” The party said.
The party also called for more prayers for the success of Omititun 2.0 tagged Sustainable Development Agenda under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde, assuring that the people of the state are in for another term of remarkable sector by sector achievements.