The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has urged Nigerians to use the period of Easter to pray fervently for a brand new Nigeria to emerge from the challenges of COVID-19.
Prince Secondus said in an Easter message to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead that the situation in the World, and in particular our beloved country entails that we reinvigorate our supplications to God.
The PDP boss said in a statement signed by his spokesperson Ike Abonyi, that the fact that Christendom is forcefully celebrating Easter in their homes and not in their Churches against their wish and desire, challenges all Christians to give new strength and energy to their prayers to God.
“If Jesus Christ’s coming to the Earth and dying for mankind took us from old to New Testament in the scripture, let’s use the challenge of this time to pray for a New World where God will take preeminence.
“Even those who do not believe in God are beginning to have deeper reflections on their position given the global happenings to know that any service to mankind that does not put God first is heading for ruin.
Prince Secondus said that the period of Easter provides hope to mankind as Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection opened the way for salvation for us.
“If Christ’s death on Good Friday gave us hope of resurrection on Easter Day, we should see the COVID-19 pandemic as a challenge to take us to a new World order.
“Nigerians should, therefore, pray for the emergence of a new Nigeria from the scourge of Coronavirus.
Secondus further warned Nigeria leaders who are trying hard to profit from the challenges of COVID-19 to note its consequences for them and their generations.
“If by providence you are opportuned to provide service to the people at this time, do just that and await the blessings that accompany it rather than trying to profiteer on the situation.
He also assured Nigerians that the new PDP that would emerge after reformation is going to take the country out of the wood having been equipped with the requisite experience.
The PDP boss admonished Nigerian leaders to absorb the lessons of Easter and allow it influence their conduct, especially as it concerns the less privileged in our society.