The National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has urged Nigerians to use the period of Easter to reflect on the situation in the country and pray for the survival of Nigeria’s democracy.
Secondus made the call in an Easter message issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Ike Abonyi, on Friday in Abuja.
He said that the nation’s democracy since 1999 had been under heavy stress and needed all hands to be on the deck to survive.
The chairman said Nigeria’s democracy required only truth and sincerity of purpose from critical stakeholders to survive.
He urged leaders to stand up for the truth and save the country from deteriorating.
Secondus commended former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Military Head of State Ibrahim Babangida and former Minister of Defence General Theophilus Danjuma for saying the truth about the state of the nation.
“Indicators are apparent that the country is under siege and Nigerians should use this solemn period of Easter to pray for God to intervene and raise good leaders for the country,’’ he said.
Secondus advised the APC-led Federal Government to imbibe the spirit of tolerance and shun all undemocratic tendencies that might heighten tension in the land.
He urged Christians to see the Easter festivity as ample period to exhibit positive attitudes toward one another.
The chairman assured Nigerians that the new PDP that would emerge after reformation would take the country to the next level having been equipped with the requisite experience.
He admonished Nigerian leaders to absorb the lessons of Easter and allow it influence their conducts, especially as it concerned less privileged persons in the society.
Secondus wished all Nigerians a very happy Easter celebration and urged them to live in peace with one another.