- PDP has enjoined Muslims to channel prayers against acute leadership failure that has plunged the country into a clear mess
- Prince Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, made the call as Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan on Sunday
- Secondus also called for peaceful co-existence, saying lives will not be meaningful if impacts of Ramadan fade away with the celebration
As the world is set to mark another Eid-l-Fitr on Sunday, May 24, Peoples Democratic Parties (PDP) has enjoined Nigerians Muslims to use the sacred period of the festival to pray against leadership failure.
Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, made this call in a special message to the Muslim faithfuls across the country on Saturday, May 23.
He maintained that the thirty-day fasting period will be in vain if the lessons and good conducts during the Holy Months of Ramadan are not extended to other months, Channels TV reports.
“Our refusal to allow the lessons of Ramadan influence our conduct is the reason we continue to suffer despite the lavish blessing from God to us as a nation,” Secondus said.
“The lessons of the last 30 days of fasting and prayer will be meaningless in our lives if the solemnness of the period does not influence our thoughts and actions in relating with one another," Secondus said.
He urged Muslims across the country to channel prayers against the political leadership under the All Progressive Congress-led government, saying it is the only prayer that can save Nigeria from the jawbone of acute leadership failure.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari has assured Nigerians that the lockdown measures would be reviewed from time to time so as not to make things harder for the people.
In his Sallah message to Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr, the president said these measures would not go on longer than necessary.
In a statement issued by his spokesperson Garba Shehu, Buhari noted that this is the first time in years that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the people’s spiritual, social and economic lives.
He, however, asked Muslims not to be downcast in spite of the coronavirus ravaging the world, but to keep up their spirits.
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