The posters wished Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Fitri.
Posters of the presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in the 2011 presidential election, Nuhu Ribadu, dotted major streets of Kaduna during the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations.
Although the posters have the logo of the newly registered All Progressives Congress, APC, the message was apolitical, wishing residents a peaceful Sallah celebration.
The statement on one of the posters reads: “Barka da Sallah, ga duk yan Nijeriya” which literally means “Happy Sallah to all Nigerians” and has the inscription-Courtesy of Concern Youth.
One of the young men seen pasting the posters along Katuru Road, Kaduna, said he was given the posters by one of his benefactors to paste, adding that he was not paid to do so.
“I voluntarily want to paste it because I like the man Ribadu and wishing the people of Kaduna happy Sallah is some thing good from him,” he said.
Similar posters were seen in Zaria and Gusau, the capital of Zamfara State.
Mr. Ribadu, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had in a Sallah message issued by his media aide, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, Wednesday in Abuja, called on Nigerians to imbibe the lessons of piety, compassion, and tolerance learnt from the month-long Ramadan fast.
He also urged Muslims not to discard the lofty ideals imbibed during Ramadan.
According to him, the essence of the Ramadan fast was to cleanse both body and soul, maintaining that leaving behind the teachings of Ramadan once the worship is over, defeats the purpose of the worship.
Mr. Ribadu further charged Muslims to translate the virtues of piety and tolerance from Ramadan to the larger Nigerian society so as to deepen religious tolerance, understanding and charity for the needy.
He called on Nigerians to use the occasion of the Eid-el-fitr to pray for the country to overcome security and other challenges currently facing it.
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