By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA- The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged Nigerians to use this year’s Eid-el Maulud celebration to pray for the nation and rekindle our sense of national unity, fear of God and love for one another as compatriots while shunning all divisive and disruptive tendencies.
The party also tasked the people to pray for a new direction and God’s guidance, particularly as the nation gears up for the 2019 general election to select new sets of leaders at various levels across the country.
“Eid-el Maulud, the celebration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (S. A. W), presents to us as a nation with ample lessons in the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, truth over falsehood, peace over strife, love over hatred, piety over depravity, mutual respect over intimidation and harassment, justice over impunity and discrimination and faith over despair.
“The PDP urges Nigerians to use the opportunity of Eid-el Maulud to reach out and support the needy, the sick, and the deprived, particularly victims of escalated violence and daily bloodletting in various parts of our country in the last three and half years.
“The party also calls on Nigerians not to despair but continue to rekindle their faith in the nation, as the 2019 general election will usher in a new beginning with a new God-fearing and people-oriented leadership that is set to return our nation to the path of social stability, national cohesion and economic prosperity,” read a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday.