Ed­win Clark urges re­li­gious tol­er­ance

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Chief Ed­win Clark yes­ter­day at the on­go­ing Na­tional Con­fer­ence urged Mus­lims and Chris­tians to tol­er­ate one an­other to en­sure unity, peace and progress in the coun­try.

“My duty is to ap­peal to ev­ery­body that we should tol­er­ate one an­other. Nigeria be­longs to all of us; no one is su­pe­rior to the other. Any­body in Nigeria is qual­i­fied to hold the high­est of­fice,” he said yes­ter­day.

“Let us ac­cept one an­other, love one an­other. Some of us have taken re­li­gion so far. Nigeria has been in ex­is­tence be­fore some of these reli­gions were brought by some people.

“Please, please, the 29 young chil­dren that died in Yobe, those who killed them did not dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween Mus­lims and Chris­tians. There­fore, let us tol­er­ate one an­other, I re­peat: let us be pa­tri­otic, we have no other coun­try to go to.”

He en­joined del­e­gates at the con­fer­ence to see the as­sign­ment as a call to re-launch Nigeria into a coun­try in which ev­ery Nige­rian would be proud to be iden­ti­fied as a cit­i­zen.

“Mr Pres­i­dent has said, ‘please come to­gether’. There have been mis­takes. He listed them out, that is go and join to­gether to solve them.

“We are not here to say Chris­tians or Mus­lims. Please I beg you, Nigeria is one; let’s put our heads to­gether so that at the end of it all, when it pleases God to take some of us away then we’ll say we have done the job.” ( NAN)

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