By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
A top contender for Kogi West senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Hon. Abdulkarim Usman Isah Wambai, has felicitated with the people of the state and Nigerians in general for witnessing another Easter season, urging them to exhibit the spirit of love, tolerance, peaceful co-existence and sacrifice, which are the hallmark of the Easter celebration, in their daily activities.
Wambai, in his Easter message signed and made available to newsmen in Lokoja, said Jesus exemplified the virtues of love, selflessness and tolerance during his earthy ministry. He urged Christians to use the season as a period to reflect on their individual and collective roles towards promoting love, peace and sacrifice which are necessary for development.
While congratulating Christians for the successful completion of the Lenten season, a period of 40 days of fasting and prayer which culminated in the Easter celebration, the senatorial aspirant said the Easter period offers Christians and the entire people of Kogi State another opportunity for sober reflection, while celebrating with one another the joy of the season.
Wambai advised the people of Kogi West to celebrate with moderation, noting that the period is not for eating and drinking alone but to reflect on the past and hope for a better future for themselves and the state.
He said it is only through love and sacrifice toward the good of society that the people could uphold the legacy of Jesus Christ which is encapsulated in His selfless love and sacrifice on behalf of humanity.
According to him, “The greatest legacy of Jesus Christ is love, peace and sacrifice and the best way we can carry on that legacy is to play our part by living in love, peace and harmony with one another.”
“Our society”, he added, “requires more expression of love and peaceful lifestyle in order to improve the quality of life of the people.”