The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday charged Nigerians to use this year’s Eid-El-Maulud and Christmas to offer special prayers for the unity and stability of the nation and recommit their individual and collective security as well as economic welfare into the hands of God.
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 the citizens cope with the sudden hardship occasioned by poor management of the nation’s economy in the last seven months.
The party, in a statement signed by the national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said the two important celebrations, coming at this trying time, offers the citizens an opportunity to put aside all political, religious and ethnic differences and unite against their prevailing common challenges.
“Nigerians across the 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’.
“Whilst we understand the indignation, frustration and disappointments occasioned by the long list of unfulfilled promises and dashed expectations under the current regime (and justifiably so), we urge that Nigerians should not recourse to hauling insults on the president as such would not bring the succour they seek.