As the nation tilts to a new adminstration with just concluded elections. Political gladiators have gone to the tribunal to slug it out some have said that the polity have been overheated. The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has called for prayers for the nation in his Easter message.
The senator speaking about the Easter said “On behalf of my family, I wish you, my friends and compatriots, a Happy Easter. May the blessings, victory, and grace that flow from the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, abide with you.”
He continued “Let us also remember to use the opportunity of the Easter celebration to pray for divine intervention in the affairs of the nation, particular the frightening security challenges facing various parts of our country.”
“However, we must also muster the political will to take on these security challenges head-on, beginning with the decentralisation of policing such that constituent parts of the nation are constitutionally empowered to take responsibility for the security of lives and property of the citizens like other federal states and as was the case in this nation before 1966.”
On the unity of the country and mutual trust. The Ekweremadu said that we must try to eschew tribalistic leanings as encourage unity. In his words “Importantly, let us endeavour to move away from the path of disunity, mutual suspicion, discrimination, and injustice to make any progress. At Easter, we should rededicate ourselves to the virtues of love, unity, peace, justice, forgiveness, reconciliation, and sacrifice, which the ministry, death and resurrection of Christ represent.”
Anthony Emeka Nwosu