The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC for the Yakurr 1 State Constituency in Cross River State, Mr. Cyril Omini have called on Christians to reflect on the true values and the regenerative story of Jesus Christ which is love, unity and forgiveness.
Mr. Cyril in a special Christmas message, said the feeling of Christmas does not end as it resonates with the signals of the beginning of a new life of kindness, love, compassion and hope which according to him are the true virtues of Jesus Christ.
"Today, I join millions of Christians all over the world to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. The birth of Christ is significant to us all as it puts forward the life of a man who paid the ultimate price to redeem the world; and we remember with immense joy, the noble thoughts of Jesus Christ who epitomized the spirit of service and compassion, devoting his life towards alleviating human sufferings.
"Christmas like we all know is a time of reconciliation and sober reflection on the life and times of Christ, which hinges on sacrifice, love and forgiveness for mankind. It is also the season of goodwill, but it's important for all of us that we demonstrate and extend that goodwill to each other by showing love and hospitality to one another, and looking out for a neighbour or a friend who needs support at this time of year."
He enjoined all to reciprocate love and hospitality to one another and sued for support for those who need help at this critical time of the year.
According to him, "Today's celebration is not about us but about one man who has put himself on the line for us all to feel the goodness of God through Him, and and such we must center our celebrations on Him by reciprocating his love to one another in line with the regenerative story of Christ that the message of Christmas presents to us."
He said the feeling of Christmas does not end as it resonates with the signal of the beginning of a new life centered on kindness, love, compassion and hope which he said are true values that "we can celebrate, share and imbibe in our constituency."
Cyril who is an Assembly hopeful reiterated his commitment to an effective and quality representation if elected in the 2023 elections. He urged Nigerians not to lose in hope the face of uncertainty and prevailing economic realities, but remain steadfast in the believe for a better and prosperous nation.
"I particularly celebrate with my constituents and the good people of Yakurr 1 State Constituency, whom I seek to represent in the Cross River State House of Assembly, even as I reiterate my commitment in making the constituency a safe haven for our people, if elected in the fourth coming elections. I urge you all not to lose hope in the face of severe economic realities pervading us today, but have courage in the fact that the future holds better prospects for us.
"While we activate the celebration mode, I urge you all to imbibe the true values of Jesus Christ which is love, unity and forgiveness; and also remain law abiding and refrain from any form of vices capable of putting the peace of our communities, state and nation in disarray."