By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Vice Presidential Candidate in the 2019 General elections, Mr Peter Obi has called on Nigerians to be mindful of the need to continue to work for peace which underscores the essence of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday.
In a statement from his media office, the former Anambra state Governor urged Christians to imbibe the ideals of perseverance, sacrifice and commitment to the will of God which characterized the Lenten season.
Obi congratulated Christians and all Nigerians who are alive to witness this year’s Easter, reminding the faithful that “we are alive today only by God’s grace and favour and not that we are in any way special before the almighty or better than the dead.”
The former Anambra State governor, in the statement signed by Media assistant, Valentine Obienyem
reiterated the need for Nigerians to pray continually and work towards peace, stability and progress. He noted that peace can only be achieved when Nigerians from across the country imbibe peace by shunning terrorism, banditry and other acts inimical to peaceful coexistence.
While wishing Nigerian Christians happy celebrations, Obi noted that the lesson of Easter is for Christians to rededicate themselves to the teachings of Christ which are peace, faith, hope and love.