The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has called on Christians to continue to imbibe the virtues of love, selflessness and service as exemplified by Jesus Christ as they go about to celebrate Easter. Public Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh who made the plea in his Easter message to Nigerians called on Christians to base all their actions on truth as underscored by the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Quoting from the words of Clarence Hall, he explained that “If Easter says anything to us today, it says this: You can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there. You can nail it to a cross, wrap it in winding sheets and shut it up in a tomb, but it will rise”.
He called on Nigerians to love one another and exhibit the time honoured quality of being their brothers’ keepers, charging those who are in authority to emulate the humility and selflessness of Jesus Christ and see their positions as a call to service and not for selfish gains. He alluded to a statement credited to Pope Francis where he said, “….whoever is the most high up must be at the service of others” and called on Nigerians, especially elected and appointed office holders across the board, to assist one another wherever there is suffering.
He called on Nigerians to rise above petty prejudices and overcome the forces of darkness that are threatening to tear the country apart. “Our being one country despite the cultural and religious differences is not an accident but an opportunity to share and cherish our common humanity. No force or ideology is strong enough to disintegrate Nigeria. Nigeria has come to stay and will certainly outlive those threatening its corporate existence,” he said.