By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians, particularly the leaders, to use this year’s Eid-el Maulud celebrations to kindle a national rebirth with actions that reassure the people and reinforce the stability, unity and peaceful co-existence in our country.
The party also charged all people of faith across the country to use the occasion to pray for direction and God’s intervention to enable our nation overcome its current social, economic and security challenges.
The PDP said these in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja.
The main opposition party said, “Indeed, Eid-el Maulud, the celebration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Mohammed, offers us as a nation, an invaluable opportunity to reposition our value system in pursuit of national unity, equity and social justice; adherence to rule of law, respect for human rights, welfare of the people, transparency, accountability and prudence in governance while shunning all acts of corruption and oppression that provoke bitterness, restiveness and division among the people”.
The PDP urged the Federal Government to use the occasion of Eid-el Maulud to promote discourse and policies that will restore unity and calm frayed nerves particularly at this trying time in the history of our nation.