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Ex-minister canvasses love, peace, tolerance in Nigeria

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Labaran Maku

The National Secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Labaran Maku, has called on Christians to use the Easter season to remember what Jesus Christ did for them on the Cross and replicate it to others.

Maku said this while addressing journalists after a church service held at the Evangelical Redeemed Church of Christ at Igbabo in Obi Local Council of Nasarawa State.

He said: “As we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, let us understand that it took love for Christ to come and die for us. God is love and anyone who believes in God must show love to his or her neighbours irrespective of tribe and religion.

“You cannot claim to love God and hate your fellow humans. Our society would be great if we relate in love and not hate. Anybdy who hates and kills cannot claim to belong to God but the devil.

“The crises we are experiencing in our society and state today are not from God but from the devil and all those who allow themselves to be used, must use the weapon of prayers to fight the evil.

“As people of God, we need to fight evil and promote peace by preaching and living in peace with others no matter how they worship their God.”

The APGA chieftain, who further stated that love means helping your neighbours who are in need but may not share same faith or tribe with you, however, charged parents to train their children to be peace-loving and live peacefully with other people of other religion, tribe and race.

“Christians and Muslims trace their ancestry to Abraham in the Old Testament. If we share the same ancestor, why can’t we live in peace,” Maku stated.


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