The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday felicitated with Nigerians, particularly the Muslim community, on this year’s Eid-el-fitr celebrations, urging all compatriots to exhibit the virtues imbibed during the Ramadan fast in all aspects of life.
The party in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, urged Nigerians, particularly leaders at all levels, not to lose sight of the essence of the Eid-el-fitr and the eternal lessons of Ramadan, but bring them to bear by living in truth, selflessness, tolerance, forbearance, honesty and transparency in all their dealings.
The party noted that the fervent prayers and the successful completion of the Ramadan fast point to the determination by the people in their ardent trust in God to overcome the vicissitudes of life both as individuals and as a nation, “particularly as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The PDP stressed that leaders must therefore bear in mind that the positions they occupy were bestowed by the Almighty Allah for the good of the people, and that they would surely give account of their actions, particularly towards the down-trodden, the oppressed and the voiceless.
The party also called on all Nigerians to jettison all divisive tendencies that stoked acts of violence, and rekindle the spirit of love, forgiveness, reconciliation and unity needed to pull our nation out of the woods.
The PDP urged all citizens to use the occasion to reach out and share with one another especially the less privilege and the sick, orphans, widows and the aged at this critical time.
The party also called on Nigerians not to drop their guards during this festive period but to remain alert in observing all health safety and protection directives in the collective effort to check the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, which would soon be a thing of the past in our nation.
The PDP prayed for the nation and wished Nigerians happy Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.