Easter: Edema greets Christians, harps on spirit of renewal, compassion

As the Christian faithful across the world commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, a frontline governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the upcoming governorship election in Ondo State, Olugbenga Edema, has urged everyone to use the season as a time of reflection and renewal.

Edema, who conveyed his warm Easter message to the Christian community in the state, preached that the value of love and compassion should be paramount, which he said Easter signified. 
In a statement released by his campaign organisation, the governorship aspirant, emphasised the significance of Easter as a time for hope, faith, and unity among all residents of Ondo State and the country as a whole. 

He stated, "On this auspicious occasion of Easter, I extend my warmest wishes to Christians in Ondo State. May this season bring joy, peace, and blessings to your homes and communities."

Edema highlighted the importance of unity and tolerance, stressing that "Easter is a time for us to come together as one, regardless of our differences, and work towards a better future for our state. 

"Let us embrace the values of love, compassion, and understanding as we move forward together.

"I believe that Easter presents us with an opportunity to reflect on the values of sacrifice, forgiveness, and renewal. Let us strive to embody these virtues in our interactions with one another.
"As we celebrate Easter, let us remember the importance of standing united in the face of challenges. Together, we can overcome any obstacle and build a brighter future for Ondo State."

According to him, Easter remained a valuable lesson for people from all walks of life, stressing that it served as a reminder of the power of redemption, forgiveness, and new beginnings.

"As individuals and as a community, we can draw inspiration from the story of Easter to embrace forgiveness and reconciliation in our relationships, fostering harmony and understanding.

"Cultivate a spirit of resilience and hope, even in the face of adversity. Reflect on the values of sacrifice and selflessness, inspiring us to contribute positively to our society," Edema stated.