The Peoples Democratic Party has prayed for President Muhammadu Buhari’s quick recovery as he seeks medical attention abroad.
This is even as the party blamed the rising cases of mass killings on the mismanagement of the nation’s affairs.
Party leaders who converged on the National Secretariat of the PDP to witness the official handover of the party’s affairs by the Board of Trustees to the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee, in Abuja, on Tuesday, used the occasion to lament the decline in civil liberties.
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who led the prayer session, noted that at times like these, Nigerians irrespective of religious or party affiliation should come together to pray for the nation and its leaders.
Ekweremadu said, “Before I proceed, let me quickly remind all of us that our President is presently not feeling well and has been flown abroad for treatment. So, I will like to invite you to rise, let us say one minute of prayer for his quick recovery.”
Soon afterwards, the DSP led other party members to render prayers for the quick recovery of the President, the protection of the first family, our leaders and Nigeria as a whole.
The Deputy Senate President expressed delight that a new spirit of reconciliation was sweeping through the PDP. This he noted is putting the party on the path to returning to power come 2019.
He said, “Our dear party men and women, we must apologise to certain institutions and aspects of our national life. And to our currency, we are worried and we are sorry about the dwindling fortune of our currency.
“We are worried about the weakness of our currency. But we want to assure our currency that by 2019, you will be strong again. Our economy, by the time we left in 2015 was the strongest in Africa, today we sympathise with that economy but we want to assure our economy that you will be strong again not only in Africa but in the whole world.
“We want to tell all of our people who are losing their employment in banks, construction companies that by the time PDP returns to power in 2019 the story will change.
“To the people of Nigeria, there is still hope. We sympathise with you, with what you are going through today. But with the PDP you are seeing today, there is hope for our country.
“Our promise to the people of Nigeria is that we are going to produce the next President of this country in 2019. We will produce the President based on superior argument. We want our President to succeed but we believe that we have better things to offer to Nigeria because we have done that in the past and we will do it again.”