Hon. Peter Akpanke breaks Ramadan Fast with Muslim Community in Obudu, Gifts Cash & Food

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Hon. Chief Peter Atianashie Akpanke, the House of Representatives Member representing Obudu/Bekwara/Obanliku Federal Constituency, on Friday, joined the Hausa and Muslim community in Obudu, Cross River State, in breaking the Ramadan fast.

The lawmaker, who was accompanied by a high-profile entourage was received by the Chief of the Hausa Community, HRH Alhaji Kasimu Ali Haruna, assisted by the Chief Imam of Obudu, Alhaji Yusuf Usman, the Queen of the Hausa Community, Hajia Aishatu and other Prominent Community Leaders in an event that took place at the Chief’s Palace in Obudu.

The event was a display of communal harmony and unity, as people of different faiths gathered to share a meal and show respect for one another’s beliefs.

Speaking at the event, Hon. Peter Akpanke harped on the importance of religious tolerance and understanding in the society.

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He noted that this year’s Ramadan coincidentally falls on the Christian fasting period of lent, stressing that it shows that the two religions are one family with one God.

He charged Muslim faithful to pray for the peace and unity of the country, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

The lawmaker urged everyone present to embrace the values of tolerance and love, not just during Ramadan but every day of the year.

Hon. Akpanke donated various food items and cash to the Muslim community in Obudu to assist them in the Ramadan feeding programme.

Responding, the Chief of the Hausa Community, HRH Alhaji Kasimu Ali Haruna, and Chief Imam of Obudu, Alhaji Yusuf Usman, lauded Hon. Akpanke for being a detribalised leader and for always carrying every member of his Constituency along regardless of tribe or religion.

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They assured him of the continuous support of the Hausa and Muslim community.

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