The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has asked Nigerian Muslims to use the period of Sallah to pray to the Almighty God to send a rescuer to save Nigeria from its current situation, which he described as precarious.
Secondus said in a message to mark the Eid-el-Kabir festivities by Muslims that the suffering of Nigerians in the past three and half years of the All Progressives Congress administration should be enough mitigation to plead to God to send a rescuer in 2019 to save them from further pains.
In the message, which was signed by his Media Adviser, Mr Ike Abonyi, Secondus said that Nigerians should also use the period to offer special prayers for the unity and stability of the nation as well as to recommit their individual and collective security and economic welfare into the hands of God.
Secondus said the special prayers had become very necessary, saying that the nation was now, more than ever before, in dire need of divine intervention, especially as the citizens coped with what he called dictatorship and hardship.
He noted that this Sallah period coming at this trying time, offered the citizens an opportunity to put aside every political, religious and ethnic sentiments and unite against their prevailing common challenges.
He said, “There is no dispute to the fact that Nigerians did not bargain for what they are getting in the hands of the APC but the beauty of democracy is that it provides the people with an opportunity to make changes and this they must ask Allah to guide them accordingly.
“It is a statement of fact that this is one of the gloomiest Sallah in our country and so it has been since the APC administration came into power.”