President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked Muslim faithful to follow the examples of non-violence, peaceful disposition and remarkable virtues of patience of Prophet Muhammad.
The President’s Spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja, said the President stated this in his Eid-el-Maulud message on the commemoration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
Buhari said putting into practice the great virtues for which the Holy Prophet Muhammad is historically famous and revered, would have a far greater impact on changing our attitudes and behaviours than the best sermons.
On his part, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Candidate in the February 2019 elections and Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has called on Muslims to use religion as a vehicle for the promotion of love, unity and understanding in the country.
Abubakar made the call in a statement in Abuja in a message to mark Eid el-Maulud in remembrance of the birth of Prophet Muhammad. He said that religious tolerance was a prerequisite for stable and peaceful country.