From Noah Ebije, Kaduna

The Kogi State governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Alhaji Murtala Yakubu Ajaka has urged Christians to embrace peace, love and unity as they mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter day.

In a statement on Easter day to felicitate with Christians across the country, Ajaka said, “I celebrate this special day of Easter with the Christian brethren of our dear state, nation and worldwide. The historical occasion of today is rooted in the Christian faith in remembrance of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross and his resurrection.

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“As the celebration of this day is synonymous with selflessness, sacrifice and love, I’m admonishing the brethren to embody all the virtues of what this day signifies. Anywhere there is sacrifice, love and selflessness; peace, unity and progress will be inevitable.

“We must use this historic day to pray and recommit ourselves to the quest for the salvation of our state, patriotism to our nation and tolerance for one another irrespective of faith, tribe, affiliation to political party and other sentiments.

“While we celebrate, I’m renewing my call for the peaceful coexistence of all Kogites within and outside the state. There is no other truth outside the known and established fact that we are one united family. Happy Easter to the Christian community worldwide”.