By Kingsley Okoye, Abuja.
Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani, lawmaker representing Enugu-East Senatorial District, has called on adherents of different religions to embrace religious tolerance and mutual respect for one another.
Nnamani, who made the call in his Christmas goodwill message on Friday in Abuja, stressed that peace and love were the road map for harmonious coexistence in the country.
He said that respect for each other’s religion and observing the rights of others were key toward guaranteeing harmonious coexistence, without stepping on each other’s toes.
Nnamani said that deliberate efforts must be made by all to engender peace and security in the land.
He specifically urged the Christian faithful to be guided by the spirit of the season, as exemplified by Jesus Christ’s advocacy for peace, love, tolerance and forgiveness.
Nnamani, a former governor of Enugu State, said that only a peaceful atmosphere could guarantee the socio-economic and political development of the country.
He urged the clergy to persistently preach the message of love and peace, pointing out that it had become imperative, as the 2023 general elections drew near.
The senator called on the political class to take up the gauntlet, ahead of the elections, to ensure that the polls were conducted in a congenial atmosphere, in order to produce the best leaders for the nation.
Nnamani was optimistic that the forthcoming elections would be hitch-free, but reminded all the political actors to play the game according to the rules.
He emphasised the need to allow the wishes of the people to prevail in 2023.
“Let the people decide,” he added.