- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has asked Nigerians to believe in a better future for themselves
- Atiku said that although the country is going through tough times presently, its citizens should remember what Easter stands for
- He said that the country will die to its challenges of poverty and live to its numerous human potentials
In the spirit of Easter celebration, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, April 19, urged Nigerians to hope for a new Nigeria, Vanguard reports.
In his goodwill message to Nigerians celebrating Easter, Atiku said: “Nigeria is going through difficult times. But Easter gives us hope that, as a nation, we will die to challenges and live to our potentials. We will die to extreme poverty and live to extra and prosperity. We will die to strife and be united in life.
“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.
“Let us also thank God for the fact that we remain as one nation under God. Where there is unity, there is much hope. Much hope indeed.
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“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.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had again assured Nigerians that his government would soon overcome kidnappers, bandits and agents of insecurity.
He made this known on Thursday, April 18, in a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, on his message to Nigerians over Easter celebration.
He lamented the spate of killings across the nation, promising his administration would stop at nothing to tackle them.
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