The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, urged Nigerians celebrating Easter to put aside bitterness and divisions threatening to tear the country apart.
The party said Nigerians should use the occasion to “renew the bond of love, forgiveness and peaceful co-existence, irrespective of religious, ethnic and political persuasions”.
“Just as Easter represents the triumph of life over death, Nigerians can draw strength and inspiration to overcome the division, disagreements and bitterness that now threaten the unity and corporate existence of our dear nation,” PDP said in a statement credited to the National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff.
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Modu-Sheriff was felicitating with Nigerians on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the PDP, he said.
The party said such devotion to national unity and harmony is paramount to overcoming the economic, social and security challenges presently confronting the nation.
“Indeed, the occasion of Easter presents us a great lesson in faith in the Almighty God and the triumph of good over evil, the very reason we must humble ourselves and seek divine intervention for our dear country.
“Our unity is our strongest source of strength as a nation. We must therefore collectively determine to end the bitterness, hostilities and division that keep us apart and seek only the virtues of love, forgiveness, charity and such others that unite us as a people.
“In the same vein, duty beckons on all of us to imbibe a life of constant prayers for our leaders at all levels to be divinely guided against actions and inactions that tend to polarize the people and create tension in the land.
“We must all continue to see ourselves as brothers and sisters and work together towards fulfilling the mind of God who, in His infinite wisdom destined us to live together as a united and prosperous nation, where nobody is molested and where fairness and the wellbeing of all citizens are paramount as guaranteed within the laws.
“On this note the PDP joins in praying for the nation and wishing all citizens happy Easter celebrations,” PDP said.