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Akpabio to Muslim senators; Don’t allow religion divide us

Senator Godswill Akpabio, President of the Senate, has urged his Muslim colleagues and other Nigerians not to let religion divide them, saying it was no coincidence that Christian Lent and Muslim Ramadan fell at the same time this year.

Akpabio spoke on Easter Monday evening, while eating Iftar (breaking the fast) with his Muslim colleagues.

In a statement released yesterday by his media office, Akpabio stated that while Muslims and Christians practiced different religions, they both believed in the same Supreme God.

“I want to congratulate all of us for breaking fast today and thank Almighty Allah for keeping us alive to see this day and pray that He will continue to protect us and continue to look after our health, look after our families through this Ramadan period and also use this opportunity to congratulate you on the Easter celebration.

“It is not a coincidence that God is merging the fasting of Muslims and Christians together. This is about the second or third time it is happening.

“The intention is to show that we may have different religions but we have only one God and that God is the Supreme God that looks after all of us. “So to the glory of God, the invitation was for those of us who are still around. Those who have not yet gone to Saudi Arabia, particularly for these last 10 days of Ramadan, that we should meet and break the fast together.”

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