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Lawmaker Urges Nigerians to Avoid Cursing Their Leaders

Shina Abiola Peller, a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives, has advised Nigerians to avoid cursing their leaders as it may have negative impacts on the governed. The representative of Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency in Oyo State emphasized the need for citizens to ask God to purify the hearts of their leaders and guide them aright, rather than cursing them.

In a statement made available to on Friday, Peller emphasized that there was no need for Nigerians to curse political leaders and others who are occupying various offices across the country. Instead, he urged citizens to seek redress in the court of law if they were not satisfied with the outcome of the recently held general elections and to spread love and not hatred.

Peller also felicitated Muslims over the completion of the one-month Ramadan fast and enjoined them to intensify their good deeds as devotedly carried out during the Ramadan period. He urged citizens to preach peace and not violence, to embrace unity in diversity, and to treat others the best way they would like to be treated.

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The lawmaker, who doubles as the Ayedero of Yorubaland, emphasized that peaceful coexistence, irrespective of religious, ethnic, or political differences, should be the watchword for every Nigerian. He warned that cursing leaders may have direct or indirect impacts on the governed, and urged citizens to pray for God to purify the hearts of their leaders and guide them aright.

As Nigeria celebrates this year’s Eid-al Fitri, Peller urged citizens to spread love and not hatred and to embrace their unity in diversity. He emphasized the need for citizens to treat others the best way they would like to be treated, and to avoid the temptation of cursing their leaders.

Peller’s advice comes at a time when Nigeria is facing numerous challenges, including insecurity, economic recession, and political instability. Many Nigerians have expressed frustration with the government’s handling of these issues, and some have resorted to cursing their leaders.

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However, Peller’s advice emphasizes the need for citizens to take a more constructive approach to address these challenges. By seeking redress in the court of law and praying for their leaders, Nigerians can play a more positive role in shaping the future of their country.

As Nigeria moves forward, it is clear that the need for peaceful coexistence and unity in diversity will be more important than ever. By following Peller’s advice and avoiding the temptation to curse their leaders, Nigerians can help to build a brighter future for themselves and their country.

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