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Sanwo-Olu, Oba of Benin, CUPP preach moderation, peace, unity

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has charged Lagos residents to “calm down” and avoid being carried away by the Sallah merriment, reminding them that the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much around.

Demanding self-restraint, the governor urged Lagosians to emulate Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice and faith in Allah, besides feasting moderately within the confines of the safety guidelines.

“We need to moderate our celebration and also observe prescribed protocols towards defeating the deadly coronavirus, which are, maintaining social distancing, washing and sanitising our hands, and using our face masks,” he added.

Sanwo-Olu, who adopted the phrase “calm down” from a viral video of a young boy being flogged by his mother for misdeeds, reiterated the need for extreme caution in order not to jeopardise the gains of past months.

Similarly, Oba of Benin, HRM Oba Ewuare II, has challenged Muslims on obedience to the will of God as they party. He beseeched the believers to pray for politicians to play by the rules for a peaceful governorship election in Edo State on September 19,2020.

The monarch, in a statement yesterday in Benin City, admonished the faithful on love, forgiveness, harmonious co-existence and obedience to constituted authorities.

Also yesterday, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) called on Nigerians to remain united amid prevailing challenges in the country.

In a goodwill message issued by its chairman, media committee, Chukwudi Ezeobika, the group reiterated that Nigeria remains the “very light and hope of the African continent” on account of its rich endowments.

The coalition distanced itself from the purported attack on the leadership of the ninth National Assembly, particularly on the person of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

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