Don’t Discard Ramadan Lessons, Oshiomhole Tells Muslims

OshiomholeGovernor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has urged Nigerian Muslims to be guided by the invaluable lessons learnt during Ramadan as this would greatly mould their lives in the right path prescribed by Almighty Allah.

In his Eid-el-Fitr message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Peter Okhiria, Governor Oshiomhole said that the messages of love, perseverance, self-denial, almsgiving and others learnt during the holy month of Ramadan should not be discarded but should be applied daily by the Muslim in total obedience to the injunctions of Almighty Allah.

“While I congratulate the Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan, I urge them to sustain the spirit of godliness, charity, perseverance and spiritual intercession for the nation which were some of the lessons learnt during the Holy Month.

“Having observed strictly the injunctions of Almighty Allah through fasting and prayers and by offering Zakat, the lessons learnt during the Holy month should not be lost, rather they should be part of the daily lives of the true Muslim in his dealings with fellow Muslims and people of other faith.

“The spiritual intercession offered by the faithful during Ramadan for peace, progress and stability in Edo State and the nation should be sustained, especially as the state goes into another phase of its political life.

“I appeal to the faithful to continue to live in peace and harmony with all; to continue to lead by example in supplications to Allah for continued progress and development of our dear state.

“I wish the faithful joyous celebrations and showers of Allah’s blessings. Barka da sallah,” the Governor said.

PDP Accuses Oshiomhole Of Dragging Judiciary Into Partisan Politics

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Edo State government in Southern Nigeria of dragging the judiciary into partisan politics.

The Chairman of the PDP in Edo State, Mr. Dan Orbih, said that the ceremony of Adams Oshiomhole’s 5th year anniversary held at the Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City was also the APC grand Launch in Edo State and should not have in attendance the Chief Judge of Edo State.

Mr. Orbih made the observation at a press conference attended by PDP leaders in the three Senatorial Districts organised to brief the Press on the Party’s view of Oshiomhole’s five years in office.

He said that the money spent on the projects on ground was not commensurate with the revenue that had accrued to the State so far.

The state’s spokesman, Prince Kassim Afegbua, dismissed the allegations.

He said there was nothing wrong in having the State’s Chief Judge at the anniversary celebration, as the three arms of government were all involved in the success story that was celebrated.

“The people are the judges of the efforts of the state government at developing Edo State,” he added.