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Don’t let your faith, optimism be weakened by hardship, insecurity, uncertainty, PDP urges Nigerians

…Schedules NEC, BoT meetings for April 18


…As Bode George implores Tinubu to fulfil promises to Nigerians


Nigerians have been encouraged not to allow the hardship, insecurity and uncertainty pervading the nation to weaken their faith and optimism for a better nation.


The charge was contained in the Peoples Democratic Party’s Easter message to Nigerians on Saturday.

In a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, the party urged Nigerians to use the occasion of Easter, the festival of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to strengthen their hope in God and seek a national renewal by rekindling their love and commitment towards one another especially at this trying time.

The party further tasked those in leadership positions in Nigeria to imbibe the spirit of selfless service in the discharge of their responsibilities.

Ologunagba said, “Indeed, the coming of Easter, the celebration of the triumph of life over death serves as divine reassurance of the saving grace of God in the gift of Salvation to mankind and His willingness to bring succour in any adverse situation.

“Our Party urges Nigerians to reinforce the bond of unity and love by sharing with and supporting one another as this is the only way the nation can survive this perilous time.

“We also call on leaders at all levels and spheres to renew the virtue of selfless service by directing their energies principally towards the wellbeing and happiness of the people.

“Against this backdrop, the PDP urges the Federal Government to take immediate action to address the high cost of food, petroleum products, and other essential commodities and services to alleviate the suffering in the country.

“The PDP felicitates Nigerians and wishes them a happy Easter celebration.”

Meanwhile, the party has slated its National Working Committee (NWC) and the 98th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting for Thursday, April 18, 2024.

The NEC meeting is to hold after the meeting of the Board of Trustees (BoT) on the same date, Thursday, April 18, 2024.

A statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, in Abuja, late on Friday said, “The BoT meeting will hold at the NEC Hall of the PDP National Secretariat at 10:00 am after which the NEC meeting commences at 2:00 pm at the same venue.

“Consequently, the meeting of National Caucus of our Party has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

“The NWC urges all members of NEC, BoT and the National Caucus to please take note of the scheduled dates accordingly.”

In a related ddevelopment, Bode George, a chieftain of the PDP, has urged President Bola Tinubu to fulfill his promises to the people of Nigeria.

In an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday, George emphasized that Tinubu needs to fulfill his promises before Nigerians can be encouraged to speak positively of their country.

His appeal comes after President’s speech on Thursday, admonishing Nigerians to always pray for Nigeria and stop cursing the country.

The elder statesman said that President Tinubu’s speech is very heart-warming but Nigerians would want him to translate what he said into giving hope to them.

He said, “Those are all appeals, what should follow is let there be some methodology economically, physically to ensure that you give hope to the people, especially young people who have no jobs, no future, no hope; that is what drives people in the opposite direction.

“And once there is abject poverty in the land, people will remain angry. I feel for our people and I want him (Tinubu) to translate what he has said which is quite heart-warming into giving the people a lot of hope.

“If there is no hope when you wake up in the morning, you don’t even know where you are going to go, you are not running for any job, you are not doing anything, to get a meal in a day was hell, people will resort in different directions,” he said.

George also appealed to President Tinubu to reduce the security tension in the country.

He however, maintained that there was no way the 1999 Constitution could solve the issue of insecurity in the country.

According to him, the constitution should be revisited and the issue of establishing state police be taken seriously as it will complement the national police.

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