The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Nigerians to “resist all forces” that seek to cause division in the country.
The opposition party said this on Tuesday in a message to mark the Eid-ul-Maulud celebration.
In a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, the party advised Nigerians to use the occasion of the Eid-el Maulud to “make a commitment towards rebirth in all areas of national life”.
“The party notes that Eid-el Maulud, the celebration of the birth of Holy Prophet Mohammed, presents a providential occasion for our nation to put behind, all issues that cause disunity, disaffection, strife and despondency and move to a new beginning by embracing the virtues of love for one another, tolerance, mutual understanding and forgiveness, in line with the teaching of the Holy Prophet,” the statement reads.
“The PDP insists that such is the only way to move the nation forward under the present circumstance. Our party urges Nigerians to resist all forces that seek to disunite them for selfish reasons and continue to work together, especially in their determination to and chart a new course for our dear nation on the platform of the PDP.
“The PDP also calls on Nigerians to use the occasion to make fervent supplication to God for divine intervention as well as show love by reaching out to one another, especially the less privileged and victims of escalated acts of terrorism in our country.”
While calling on security agencies to come up with lasting solutions to the challenges confronting the country, the PDP appealed to those behind the “mindless killings and acts of terrorism” to have a rethink.