Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has promised to assist the Muslim community in Akwa, the capital of Anambra State, in rebuilding their mosque. He recently visited the Akwa Muslim community during the celebration of Eid al-Fitri, and pledged his support to ensure they have a befitting place of worship.
The visit to the Akwa Muslim community followed a similar visit to the Muslim community in Onitsha the day before. Obi emphasized that his visits were not politically motivated, but were to celebrate with the Muslim community.
He acknowledged that Nigeria was facing significant challenges and that he did not intend to rest. Obi, who is a Christian, emphasized that all Nigerians are one, and that religion and politics should not be allowed to divide them.
He cited examples of religious tolerance and support from other countries and expressed his belief that Nigeria could learn from these examples. The leader of the Muslim community in Awka, Alhaji Musa Bello, praised Obi’s consistent support for the Muslim community and described him as a lover of all men.