President Muhammadu Buhari has been criticised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for singing a popular Christmas song as he felicitated with Christians on Tuesday, December 25.
In a video shared on Twitter, Buhari alongside the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, sang the popular "We wish you a merry Christmas".
In reaction, the spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, insinuated that Buhari sang the Christmas song because he was seeking reelection.
He wondered why the president suddenly remembered carol songs 50+ days to the presidential election. According to him, Buhari's action was deceptive.
In his Christmas message to Nigerians, Buhari had urged all Nigerian Christians to reflect on the imagery of the humble, symbolic and divine birth of a young child thousands of years ago in Bethlehem, Judea.
According to the president, the birth of Jesus symbolises the message of hope, compassion, salvation, reconciliation, forgiveness and peace that Christ embodies and conveys.
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"Like I have done in the last three Christmas messages to my fellow compatriots as a serving President, I believe this season is another opportunity to reflect on the imagery of the humble, symbolic and divine birth of a young child thousands of years ago in Bethlehem, Judea, and the message of hope, compassion, salvation, reconciliation, forgiveness and peace that Jesus Christ embodies and conveys," he said.
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