The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has urged Nigerians to use the period of Easter to reflect on the situation in the country and pray specially for the survival of the nation’s democracy.
Prince Secondus said in an Easter message to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead that the nation’s democracy more than ever before since 1999 was under heavy stress that needed all hands to be on deck for its survival.
The PDP boss said in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Ike Abonyi, that the nation’s democracy was under pressure and requires only truth and sincerity of purpose from critical stakeholders to survive.
Secondus charged the nation’s leaders to stand up for the truth and save the country from deteriorating.
The PDP boss specifically commended some nation’s elder-statesmen like former President’s Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida and former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Danjuma, for saying the truth about the state of the nation.
He noted that the truth and nothing else could set the nation free.
Prince Secondus advised the All Progressives Congress-led federal government to imbibe the spirit of tolerance and shun all undemocratic tendencies that heighten tension in the land.
Secondus charged Christians to see the Easter festivity which also marks the end of the 40 days special fasting and prayers as an ample period for positive attitude to one another.
He assured Nigerians that the new PDP that would emerge after reformation was going to take the country to the next level having been equipped with the requisite experience.
The PDP boss admonished Nigerian leaders to absorb the lessons of Easter and allow it influence their conduct, especially as it concerns the less-privileged in the society.