Easter: PDP urges prayers for national rebirth

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebrations to pray for national rebirth and the fulfilment of their aspiration for a safe and prosperous nation where love, truth and justice will prevail.

The party observed in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday that Easter festival, which marks the celebration of the resurrection of the Jesus Christ from the dead, offers great lessons on the inevitable victory of life over death; truth over falsehood; light over darkness and freedom over captivity.

Signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, it noted that Nigerians must, therefore, use this occasion to rekindle their bonds of love, unity and oneness of purpose while standing firm against oppressive forces that are using intimidation, lies, institutional manipulations, propaganda and deprivation in their desperation to divide, subjugate and ultimately subvert our will as a people.

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It added: “The message of Easter amply demonstrates to us that no matter how long evil, falsehood or darkness appears to thrive in the life of a people; good, truth and the light will always prevail at the end of the day.

“Nigerians must, therefore, remain optimistic in their undying expectation and hope that the presidential mandate, which they freely gave to Atiku Abubakar, will be retrieved at the tribunal as a pathway to national rebirth and the return of our nation to the path of unity, national cohesion and economic prosperity.”

The PDP also called on Nigerians to, in their usual brotherliness, use the occasion to show love to one another, particularly to victims of insurgency and bloodletting that have been ravaging our nation in the last four years.

The PDP prayed for the nation and wished Nigerians a very happy Easter celebration.