Easter: Hon. (Dr) Joseph Ikpea felicitates Christians, preaches love, sacrifice
A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress APC and 2024 Edo State Governorship aspirant, Hon.(Dr) Joseph Ikpea, has felicitated with Christians in the state and the world over on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration, urging them to pray for continued peace and stability of the state as well as Nigeria in general.
In a goodwill message Hon. Ikpea personally signed and made available to journalists on Saturday, the Governorship aspirant said the Easter period provided an opportunity for strengthening of unity of purpose, reinforcement of bond of brotherhood and dedication in service to God and humanity as exemplified by Jesus Christ.
He said, “Easter symbolises love, sacrifice, service to God and country as well as triumph of good over evil. We should always reflect on the lessons and significance of the season and demonstrate the same in our lives.
“On this occasion of Easter feast, I want to enjoin our Christian brothers and sisters in Edo State and the world over to continue to demonstrate love, promote peace and show good neighbourliness.
“I also want to urge you to remain steadfast in prayers and continue to sacrifice for the good and advancement of our dear state.”
He, equally, urged all Christians “to continue to pray fervently against the socio-economic and security challenges in the country.
“We are indeed in a trying moment but I am optimistic that with collective commitment, sacrifice and by turning to God through prayers we shall overcome all the trials and emerge stronger,” Hon. Ikpea said.
While wishing the Christian faithful a peaceful and joyous Easter celebrations, the APC chieftain urged Christian leaders “to use the occasion to preach peace, tolerance and good neighbourliness amongst the diverse people.”