A member of the House of Representatives representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency, Shina Peller, has called on the youths and other Nigerians to be wary of politicians who might want to use them to fulfil their political ambition against the country.
The lawmaker from Oyo State said this in his Easter message made available to our correspondent on Monday by his media aide, Kola Popoola.
He described Jesus Christ as a personality whose teachings and virtues represent the peace that every society, including Nigeria, needs to progress.
The federal legislator listed Jesus Christ’s virtues to include peace, humility, tolerance, charity, patience, honesty, courage, compassion, generosity, fidelity, integrity, fairness, self-control, forgiveness, love and respect for others, which he said are all attributes needed for the society to get better.
He enjoined Christians and Muslims to emulate the virtues of Christ to be able to address most of the problems facing the country.
He said, “So as we celebrate this Easter, I implore us all to spread love, preach peace and scatter seeds of kindness and happiness everywhere around us.
Let’s be tolerant of one another irrespective of our religious, tribal and political differences. Above all, let’s be fair in our utterances and dealings with one another.
Importantly, as the 2023 general election beckons, we must not allow any politician to use us irresponsibly or callously to fulfil their political ambition or interest at the detriment of the overall interest of our dear country.
“We must not allow ourselves to be used as an instrument for division and violence. It is time we jettison political godfatherism but focus on building strong institutions that the generation yet unborn will be proud of. Once again, Happy Easter to all of us.”