A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential hopeful and ex-Nigerian Envoy to Algeria and Philippines, Dr. Nnamdi Onochie, has charged the Nigerian leaders and citizens to be committed towards the oneness of the country.
Onochie urged all residents to use the Christmas season to abstain from viciousness, wickedness, bribery, nepotism, and other indulgences that will pull the country further down.
He asked everyone to use the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth to realize that what is good for one is good for everyone, and that leaders and citizens must work together to restore Nigeria, particularly now that she is in such desperate need.
Onochie also challenged the federal, state, and local governments to recognize the humanity in the people and renounce any plans that may “worsen our lot or exacerbate misery,” particularly in the years 2022-2023.
He said: “It is that time of the year when despite all the problems and suffering in our land, everyone is happy, ready to forgive, forget and move on.
“It is holidays, and the air is ripe with happiness and joy for everyone, simply for being alive. It is joy to the world because for all christians, it is the symbol that Christ was born to redeem mankind. In spite of all the problems of their people, their wish is to move in and look forward to special blessings that the future will bring.
“It is indeed more so, for all Nigerians because the diversity we share is more than religion, culture or ethnicity. Our first bond is Nigeria, and the next glue is our history, before our culture and ethnicity.
“Let the gift of Government go beyond wishing us a Merry Christmas, to include goodies and merriments that will put smiles on our faces, way into the New Year, so that those who are led will recognize all the good things that come from properly thought out governance policies/magnanimity, by the Government, for all the people and always by those charged with our national leadership.”