By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has urged Nigerians to use the period of Eid el Fitri to reflect on the situations in the country and pray specially for sincere and genuine leadership to save the country.
Prince Secondus said the country is in serious trouble because of the glaring absence of leadership at a time it’s most needed.
The PDP National Chairman, in his Sallah message to mark the end of the 30-day Ramadan fasting period by the Muslim faithfuls, pointed out that the nation’s democracy and indeed the country, more than ever before since 1999, is under heavy stress that need all hands to be on deck for its survival
Prince Secondus said in a statement from his media office signed by Ike Abonyi that six years after the nation’s democracy was handed over to the ruling All Progressives Congress APC indicators are apparent that it is under such pressure that need prayers and commitment of Nigerians for survival
According to Prince Secondus, the end of the Holy month of Ramadan should provide ample period for positive attitude from those in position of authority to underline the lessons of sacrifice and brotherly love, warning that our actions as leaders must not negate the fundamental prescriptions of our faith.
His words, “Most of the problems confronting the ordinary people would have been solved if leaders absorb the lessons of Ramadan and allow it influence their conduct in and out of office.
“The only way the last 30 days of fasting and prayer will be meaningful in our lives as a nation is if we allow the solemnness of the period influence our thoughts and actions in relating with one another”, he said.
He appealed to Nigerians of all faith to continue to maintain their harmonious inter-faith relations, for the attainment of the desired peace without which we cannot achieve good governance, as he cautions leaders to mind their utterances.
Prince Secondus wishes all Nigerians a happy Sallah celebration.