- Atiku Abubakar wants Nigerians to remember soldiers battling against insurgents as well as those who have been killed in attacks
- Atiku thanks the people of Nigeria for keeping the country united despite various challenges
- The former vice president wants Nigerians to remember the less-privileged as they celebrate the Easter
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has appealed to Nigerians to remember security personnel, victims of terrorism and the less privileged in the country during the Easter season.
In a statement released by Abubakar on Thursday, April 18, in Abuja, the former vice president noted that Jesus Christ is a compassionate friend to all.
“Even as we celebrate, I urge all Nigerians to remember the men and women of our armed forces, who are even right now in ditches and trenches in order to keep us safe.
“Let us also spare a thought to those who have suffered at the hands of terrorists, marauders and criminals.
“A new Nigeria is being birthed. A Nigeria of possibilities instead of impossibilities,” Atiku said in the statement reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He noted further that Jesus Christ is a compassionate friend to all who are weary and heavy laden, adding that as Nigerians celebrate His resurrection, they should also remember the less-privileged in their midst.
The report said Abubakar described Easter as a time of resurrection and “of dying to what was imperfect and reawakening to what is perfect.
“This is the message of hope which this season is all about.
“Nigeria is going through difficult times, but Easter gives Nigerians hope that as a nation, we will die to challenges and live to our potentials.”
He expressed optimism that Nigeria “will die to extreme poverty and live to extra and prosperity. We will die to strife and be united in life.”
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The former vice president also urged Nigerians to thank God for the fact that they remain as one nation under God, saying that where there is unity, there is much hope.
“It is with this in mind that I wish the body of Christ and all Nigerians a happy Easter. May God bless us all and may God bless Nigeria,” he said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari assured Nigerians that his government would soon overcome kidnappers, bandits and agents of insecurity.
He said: “Our nation is currently gripped with gloom over unfortunate killings, kidnappings and violence, as seen in the recent tragic incidents in some states of the federation. This should not be. We must reinforce the bond of brotherhood and good neighbourliness that citizens of a cohesive country must share.
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