The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Nigerians to use this year’s Eid-El-Maulud and Christmas celebrations to pray for divine intervention in the face of the hardship facing the country.
The party in a statement on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said the two important celebrations, coming at this trying time, offer the citizens an opportunity to put aside every political, religious and ethnic differences and unite against their prevailing common challenges.
The PDP said the special prayers have become essential as the nation is now, more than ever before, in dire need of divine intervention, especially as citizens cope with the sudden hardship occasioned by poor management of the nation’s economy in the last seven months.
“Nigerians across board have in the last few weeks been recalling the campaign promises made by President Buhari and the APC, particularly, their December 24, 2014 Christmas message wherein they promised several reforms and welfare programmes that will, in their own words, ‘begin to positively impact on the citizenry within its (APC) first few months at the helm, to such an extent that Nigerians will have a better Christmas celebration in 2015’”, the statement said.
While noting that this promise have been observed in breach, PDP urged Nigerians not recourse to hauling insults on the President as such would not bring the succor they seek.
“The challenges we face today as a nation should not make us lose our dignity and demureness as a people. They should not make us miss the essence and meanings of Eid-El-Maulud and Christmas and the divine succor they bring, especially the assurance that there is always an end to every negative situation,” it added.
It called for special prayers for the unity and stability of the nation as well as recommit their individual and collective security and economic welfare into the hands of God.
“The PDP therefore calls on all Nigerians to use the occasions to reflect on those things that bind us together as a nation; show love to one another and commit the nation into Gods’ hands, even as we charge the political class to be conscious of divine accountability in all their dealings,” the party advised.