The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians to use the occasion of the Easter celebrations to pray for national rebirth.
It also asked them to pray for the fulfilment of their aspiration for a safe and prosperous nation where love, truth and justice will prevail.
The main opposition party made the call on Saturday in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan.
“The Easter festival, which marks the celebration of the resurrection of the Jesus Christ from the dead, offers great lessons on the inevitable victory of life over death, truth over falsehood, light over darkness, and freedom over captivity,” it said.
“Nigerians must, therefore, use this occasion to rekindle their bonds of love, unity and oneness of purpose while standing firm against oppressive forces that are using intimidation, lies, institutional manipulations, propaganda and deprivation in their desperation to divide, subjugate and ultimately subvert our will as a people.”
According to the PDP, the message of Easter amply demonstrates to the people that no matter how long evil, falsehood or darkness appears to thrive, good, truth and the light will always prevail at the end of the day.
It said it was confident that it would retrieve its mandate at the tribunal, describing it as “a pathway to national rebirth and the return of our nation to the path of unity, national cohesion and economic prosperity.”
“The PDP also calls on Nigerians to, in their usual brotherliness, use the occasion to show love to one another, particularly to victims of insurgency and bloodletting that have been ravaging our nation in the last four years,” the party added.
It prayed for the nation and wished Nigerians happy Easter celebrations.