The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23 Presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, 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.
Obi 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 is under heavy stress that need all hands to be on deck for its survival.
Obi said, in a statement, that the nation’s economy is under pressure and requires commitment, and sincerity of purpose from critical stakeholders to survive.
Obi charged the nation’s leaders to stand up for truth and and justice to save the country from deterioration, pointing out that no nation develops in an unjust environment.
“This country has been undergoing a prolonged period of misfortune that this period of Easter provides huge opportunity for Christians to return to God in supplications for lasting solutions to our myriads of challenges.”
The former Anambra state Governor noted that at this critical stage in Nigeria’s journey to development only standing on the side of truth on the state of the nation and nothing else can set the country free from economic bondage.
“Indicators are apparent that the country is under siege and Nigerians should use this solemn period of Easter to pray for God to intervene and raise good leaders for the country.”
Obi then 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 towards one another.
He 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.
Obi then wished all Nigerians a very happy Easter celebration and urged them to live in peace with one another.