As Christians in the country join their counterparts all over the world to celebrate this year’s Easter, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged Nigerians to use the period to pray for peace and end to insurgency.
In a statement Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the ruling party urged Nigerians to pray for the nation for the sustenance of the peace and understanding inspired by President Goodluck Jonathan.
In the Easter message, PDP asked the people to “use the period to imbibe the spirit of love, forgiveness and good neighbourliness especially given the success already achieved by the PDP administration in the fight against terrorism in the land.
“The PDP is happy that the nation is celebrating this Easter in an atmosphere of peace principally inspired by the forthrightness and humility of President Goodluck Jonathan and the commitment of our great party to national unity and integration. We earnestly pray that this peace and the victory over insurgency by our government would be sustained.
“It is indeed gladdening that with this success in the fight against terrorism and the liberating of seized territories, our citizens in the northeast are joining their brothers and sisters in other parts of the country in celebrating Easter with the joy and divine assurance the resurrection of Jesus Christ brought to mankind”.
According to the statement, aside achieving peace, the PDP administration has already repositioned the economy, created multiple avenues for wealth, with strategic infrastructural projects and economic initiatives adding that Nigerians cannot accommodate any excuse whatsoever for any failure to move the nation to its next level of development and prosperity as envisioned by the party.
The PDP prayed for Easter blessings on all Nigerians in addition to peaceful governorship and state assembly elections next Saturday.