The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to use the Christmas celebrations to rekindle hope and trust in God’s divine intervention in the affairs of Nigeria.
In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party stressed that though the manifest failures of the current administration had led to an excruciating widespread economic hardship and worsened insecurity across the country, “Christmas rekindles faith that all hope is not lost for our nation.”
The main opposition party in the country lamented that under the prevailing circumstances, most families had nothing to celebrate with, adding “many are in deep mourning over their losses from escalated insecurity due to the failure of those entrusted with the leadership of our nation.
“Nevertheless, we must keep hope alive and find strength in God’s unfailing intervention as demonstrated with the gift of salvation in the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Indeed, Christmas offers us a great lesson as a nation that no matter how long darkness, characterized by violence, oppression, economic repression, hunger, abuse of rights, disregard to the need of the people, and widespread corruption, as we have witnessed in the last five years, may appear to dominate, salvation will surely come as exemplified in the birth of the saviour.”
The party urged Nigerians to “use this period to intensify their bond of unity as well as comfort and reach out to one another in love so that the joy that Christmas brings would not be lost.”
The party also restated its call on those leading the nation at this time to have some introspection, show remorse and review their anti-people policies that have brought anguish to the people.
The party prayed God for healing, stability and prosperity of our nation as well as blissful Christmas celebrations.