By Chuks Okocha
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to use the period of the Ramadan to pray fervently for the nation as well as instill acts of self-restraint as commanded by the teachings of the Holy Prophet Mohammad.
The party noted that the Holy month of Ramadan presented a divine opportunity to mankind and Nigerians in particular, to draw near to the Almighty Allah in supplication to bring solution to the challenges of life, especially the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
The PDP in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan reflected that the coming of Ramadan at this trying time was yet another divine signal of Allah’s love and mercy to deliver mankind from tribulations
According to PDP, “Our party therefore urges all compatriots to set aside every primordial difference and unite as one people in sober reflection, prayers and support to one another in this quest to defeat the pandemic.
“It is also instructive that we all use the holy month to rekindle our spirit of brotherliness by redoubling our efforts in reaching out, supporting and caring for one another, particularly the vulnerable and the downtrodden.”
The PDP also called on Nigerians to continue to observe all health safety directives of social distancing and personal hygiene in the overall effort to defeat the plague and restore normalcy in our country.
The party prayed for a peaceful and successful Ramadan as well as divine solution to the present challenges.