Easter: APC, Atiku seek sup­port for FG

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - By Muideen Olaniyi

The rul­ing Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) and one of its chief­tains, Atiku Abubakar, have called on Nige­ri­ans to con­tinue to sup­port the Muham­madu Buhari-led ad­min­is­tra­tion on its ef­forts to tackle the cur­rent eco­nomic chal­lenges be­dev­illing the coun­try.

The APC, in a state­ment is­sued and signed by its Na­tional Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary, Malam Bo­laji Ab­dul­lahi, as­sured Nige­ri­ans of gov­ern­ment’s de­ter­mi­na­tion to re­store the econ­omy to the path of growth.

Ab­dul­lahi said with the prayers, co­op­er­a­tion and sup­port of Nige­ri­ans, the vi­sion of a peace­ful and pros­per­ous Nige­ria is achiev­able and called on Nige­ri­ans to con­tinue to back the APC-led ad­min­is­tra­tion to de­liver on the prom­ises made.

He said, “the APC ex­tends its best wishes to Chris­tians in the coun­try and in­deed all Nige­ri­ans on the joy­ous oc­ca­sion of Easter, which cel­e­brates the res­ur­rec­tion of Je­sus Christ from the dead.

“Easter sig­ni­fies a time for re­newal and re­birth. We All hope that there will a re­birth of the be­lief that each of us is our brother’s keeper, ir­re­spec­tive of our re­li­gious, tribal, po­lit­i­cal and sundry af­fil­i­a­tions”.

Former Vice Pres­i­dent Atiku Abubakar, in a press state­ment re­leased by his Media Of­fice, also con­grat­u­lated the Chris­tian com­mu­nity. He said the cel­e­bra­tions are a wor­thy fi­nale to the pe­riod of fast­ing, prayer and self-de­nial which they had gone through in the past 40 days of Lent.

The APC chief­tain urged the Chris­tian faith­ful and Nige­ri­ans of other faiths to see the sac­ri­fice and de­pri­va­tion of the pe­riod pre­ced­ing Easter as sim­i­lar to the sac­ri­fice and per­se­ver­ance which the present eco­nomic dif­fi­cul­ties im­posed on all Nige­ri­ans and which would ter­mi­nate with cel­e­bra­tions when the dif­fi­cult pe­riod is over.

The former Vice Pres­i­dent also ad­vised all Nige­ri­ans to learn from the pain, joy, love and car­ing which char­ac­ter­ize the pe­riod of Lent and the Easter cel­e­bra­tion, and al­low these virtues to con­tin­u­ously guide them as a peo­ple in their in­di­vid­ual and com­mu­nity re­la­tion­ships.

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