The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on its members across the nation to use this year’s Christmas celebration to focus on the “underprivileged” in society.
The ruling party in a Christmas message signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Monday, pleaded the cause of widows, orphans and the homeless as exemplified in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
The statement noted that the coming of Jesus Christ brought salvation, joy and happiness to mankind.
PDP, therefore, urged all its genuine members to see beyond the colours and sounds and focus on bringing succour to the needy, in the true spirit of Christmas.
The party said further that the message of Christmas, which stresses peace on earth and goodwill to mankind, must not be sacrificed on the altar of merry-making alone.
It urged Nigerians to use this year’s celebration to usher in peace, unity and harmonious co-existence across the country.
The party also prayed God to shower His blessings on the nation and wished Nigerians happy celebrations.
“Christmas presents the ideal time to express love to all, especially the needy and the underprivileged.
“We must therefore ensure that we use the opportunity presented by this year’s celebration to make sacrifices in love and touch the lives of those around us as illustrated by the Lord Jesus Christ”, the statement added.