The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, in its Eid-el-Fitr message to Muslims in Nigeria, tasked leaders to be committed and transparent in all their dealings with the people and the country.
According to a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP felicitated with Nigerians, particularly the Muslim community, on this year’s Eid-el-fitr celebrations and urged all compatriots to exhibit the virtues imbibed during the Ramadan fast in all aspects of life.
The PDP urged all Nigerians, particularly leaders at all levels, not to lose sight of the essence of the Eid-el-fitr and the eternal lessons of Ramadan, but bring them to bear by living in truth, selflessness, tolerance, forbearance, honesty and transparency in all their dealings.
The party commended Muslims for the fervent prayers and the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
“These point to the determination by the people in their ardent trust in God to overcome the vicissitudes of life both as individuals and as a nation, particularly as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Leaders must therefore bear in mind that the positions they occupy were bestowed by the Almighty Allah for the good of the people, and that they will surely give account of their actions, particularly towards the down-trodden, the oppressed and the voiceless.
“Furthermore, our party beckons on all Nigerians to jettison all divisive tendencies that stoke acts of violence, and rekindle the spirit of love, forgiveness, reconciliation and unity needed to pull our nation out of the woods.
“The PDP urges all citizens to use the occasion to reach out and share with one another especially the less privilege and the sick, orphans, widows and the aged at this critical time.
“The party also calls on Nigerians not to drop their guards during this festive period but remain alert in observing all health safety and protection directives in the collective effort to check the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, which would soon be a thing of the past in our nation,” the party further stated.
The PDP further prayed for Nigeria and wished Muslims happy Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.