The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has urged Nigerians to use the period of Eid el Fitri to reflect on the situations in the country and pray fervently for its survival.
Secondus in a Sallah message to mark the end of the 30-day Ramadan fasting period by the Muslim faithful said the situation in the country is dicey and discomforting which require only God’s intervention.
In a statement signed by his media adviser, Ike Abonyi, Secondus stated, “After four years in the hand of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, all indicators point to the fact that Nigeria as a country is under severe pressure that need prayers and commitment of all to survive.
The statement reads: “PDP boss said that everything point to it that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has failed woefully in harnessing the abundant human and material resources in the country and has instead resorted to various undemocratic acts to thwart the will of the people.
“The security situation in the country, the uncertainty in the polity and the worsening economic downturn which are consequences of poor leadership entails that Nigerians should return to God for help and direction.
“Secondus then noted that the end of the Holy month of Ramadan should provide ample period for positive attitude from those in position of authority to underline the lessons of sacrifice and brotherly love warning that our actions must not negate the fundamental prescriptions of our faith.
“Nigerian leaders absorb the lessons of Ramadan and allow it influence their conduct, most of the problems confronting the ordinary people would have been solved.
“These last 30 days of fasting and prayer will be meaningful in our lives as a nation if we allow the solemnness of the period last influence our thoughts and actions in relating with one another.”
He appealed to Nigerians of all faith to continue to maintain their harmonious inter-faith relations, for the attainment of the desired peace “without which we cannot achieve good governance, national and infrastructural development as well as attract the much needed foreign investors.”