We Must Unite To Fight Evil – Osinbajo

Worried by the criminal and social menace bedeviling the country, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigerians who believe in pursuing the good of the nation must partner the Buhari administration to fight against evil and those who perpetrate it in the country.
The Vice President gave the advice in Fadan Kagoma, Kaduna State during the 2016 Khituk Gwong Day where he was the Special Guest of Honour.
In a press release by the Vice President’s spokesman, Laolu Akande in Abuja, the VP restated his clarion call for a New Tribe of Nigerians drawn from all faith, tribes and ethnicities to pull together stressing that there was need to separate light from darkness.
He said in too many instances, leaders drawn from different areas of the nation’s life had tried to use religion and ethnicity to cause division in a bid to attain political and other selfish ends.
“Sometimes political leaders use religion to divide, they use ethnicity to oppress the people”, he noted.
According to him, a new Nigeria is now emerging that will include Christians, Moslems, people of all faith and those who confess no faith adding that those Nigerians of the New Tribe are those who believe in truth, honesty and justice among other virtues that advance the right course for the country.
“This new Nigeria must be based on love for each other and must value integrity. It is indeed mandated in his own personal faith of Christianity to love everyone including “your enemy”, he added.
Speaking further, he said Christians should love those who hate them and despitefully use them, and also pray for their enemies stressing that those who have been stealing and looting from the nation’s coffers are drawn from all ethnicity and faith, but are united in their quest to steal.
“When they are stealing the nation’s money they are completely united”, the Vice President noted.
Praising Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and Kpop Gwong, Paul Wyom, the main hosts of the Khituk Gwong Day celebrations as good examples of the new Nigeria, Osinbajo said it was important that those who do well for the nation should also band together.
“Those who are determined to do well, we must encourage them and we must not allow any kind of division to blur our determination”, he said.
The VP also commended El-Rufai for completing road projects started by the former Kaduna State Governor, the late Patrick Yakowa.
Earlier, El-Rufai described the Vice President as “a true friend of Kaduna State in word and in deed,” adding that he had visited Kaduna State thrice since the 2015 elections.
The Governor noted that the security situation in southern Kaduna had since improved, and promised that the state government would remain committed to the APC manifesto.
The Kpop Gwong said “this year’s Khituk Gwong is more of thanksgiving and appreciation to God for the many things He had done for us.”
He added that the people appreciate having elected political leaders with foresight and vision “who have wiped our tears in this Chiefdom through the Change mantra that is affecting us positively


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