The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has hailed Nigerians, especially Muslims, on this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebrations, begging all compatriots to flaunt the virtues imbibed during the Ramadan fast in every aspect of life.
In a recent statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party begged leaders at all levels to not forget the essence of the Eid-el-Fitr and the eternal lessons of Ramadan.
According to the party, the fervent prayers and the successful completion of the Ramadan fast points 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.
PDP added that Nigerians must jettison all divisive tendencies that instigate acts of violence, and rekindle the spirit of love, forgiveness, reconciliation, and unity needed to pull Nigeria out of destruction.
His words, “Our leaders should 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 notes 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 stresses 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 will surely give an account of their actions, particularly towards the down-trodden, the oppressed and the voiceless.
“Furthermore, our party beckons on all Nigerians to jettison all divisive tendencies that stoke acts of violence, and rekindle the spirit of love, forgiveness, reconciliation and unity needed to pull our nation out of the woods.”
“The PDP urges 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 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.”