Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on Nigerians to use the holy month of Ramadan to reposition their hearts and rededicate to the virtues of love, peace and tolerance as epitomised in the life and teachings of Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW).
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in statement said “the holy month offers Nigerians a wonderful opportunity to draw from God, regenerate their souls while making room in their hearts for forgiveness, unity and peaceful coexistence upon which the nation is built.”
The party observed that though Nigeria is blessed with abundant human and natural resources, it could only realise its full potential if the citizens jettison all forms of bitterness, division and violence and work together in love as one people.
Stressing that the holy month presents Nigerians the occasion to pursue the will of the Almighty Allah to live together in peace, the PDP cited Chapter 3 verse 103 of the Holy Koran, which states, “And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah’s favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, ye became brethren.”
The party therefore urged Nigerians to allow their souls to feed from the blessings of Ramadan and continue to pray and work towards the unity and prosperity of the country for the good of all.
Furthermore, the PDP charged political officeholders at all levels, across the country, to use the period to reflect on the enormous responsibility vested on them and ensure that they rededicated themselves to the service of the people for which God will hold them accountable.
It also called on those behind the insurgency ravaging parts of the country to use the Ramadan as a turning point to retrace their steps, return to God, quit the live of violence and live in peace with other citizens.