By Ifeanyi Ochonogor
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 fulfillment of their aspiration for a safe and prosperous nation where love, truth and justice will prevail.
The party stated this in an Easter Message to Nigerians signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan and delivered to The Atlantic Post in Abuja on Saturday, April 20.
According to the statement, the PDP said the 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.
The party urged Nigerians to 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 their will as a people.
“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 said.
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 said it prays for the nation and wishes Nigerians a very happy Easter celebrations.