The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) salutes Nigerians on the occasion of this year’s Christmas and Yuletide celebrations, urging them to use the period to rededicate themselves to exhibiting the virtues of love, forgiveness and selfless service to others and the nation at large.
The party says though many Nigerians are hurting and are not able to celebrate Christmas and yuletide the way they use to do in the past due to the biting economic hardship of the last five years, they must keep hope alive by being one another’s keeper, particularly at a time like this.
“Our party is deeply disturbed that most Nigerians are celebrating the season under serious economic stress; many did not travel to celebrate with their loved ones because of pervading economic deprivations, insecurity and sorry state of our highways; many have become despondent, they have lost confidence in those who manage the affairs of our nation at the center and it appears that there is no hope in sight.
“However, in the midst of these challenges, Christmas offers a great lesson that all hope is not lost for us as a people and a nation.
“The birth of Jesus Christ, at the manger, assures us that God has not given up on us; that no matter how long darkness, with its attendant oppression, economic repression, hunger, violence, abuse of rights and corruption in high places, may appear to endure, light will surely come to our nation as exemplified in the birth of the Savour into the sinful world.
The party therefore urges Nigerians to remain united, share in love with one another and bring brotherly succor to those who lack, so that all will partake in the joy of this celebration.
The PDP however tasks those at the helm of affairs of our nation to use the period for serious introspection and show concern to the people by being remorseful, reviewing all harsh and anti-people policies, focus of governance and curtail their excesses so that Nigerians can benefit from our national God-given resources.
The party prayed for the stability and prosperity of the nation and wished all Nigerians a blissful Christmas and yuletide celebrations.