A presidential hopeful on the platform of the Social Democratic Party(SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo has described self-denial by way of fasting as a metaphor of spiritual sacrifice, “a down payment on our faith in expectations of divine mercy and blessings of Allah SWT”
Prince Adebayo, in a tweet on the occasion of the commencement of Ramadan by the Islamic faithful, also urged adherents of the faith and indeed all Nigerians to pray for the country.
“In this holy month of Ramadan, let us note that self-denial by way of fasting is a metaphor of spiritual sacrifice, a down payment on our faith in expectations of divine mercy and blessings of Allah SWT. May we be so committed to building a just, fair society. Pray for Nigeria”.
The lawyer turned politician further stated that the holy month is a period of sober reflection for Nigerians particularly as the country prepares for another round of general elections. According to him, “We all must take stock of our lives as individuals and as a nation. Are we where we should be as individuals and as a country? Everywhere you turn, you see poverty, you see suffering, you see squalor. Yet a tiny segment of the society lives in affluence, feasting on the collective wealth of the rest.
“2023 is an opportunity for us to get it right, make life worth living for everyone. We will continue to urge the people not to look at politicians with deep pockets before deciding who they vote for but politicians with the interest of the masses at heart.
“This is what has been happening since 1960 and it hasn’t gotten us anywhere. As we embark on 30 days of fasting in sacrifice, let us commit to doing things differently in our personal lives and as a collective”, a statement by his media aide read in part.