The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Oyo state chapter, has said that positive change is crisis taking place and Nigerians should not as a matter of genuine commitment to one nation under God, give up on the country as a result of the overwhelming challenges bedeveling the country presently.
The Spokesman of the ruling party in Oyo state, Engr Akeem Olatunji in a signed press statement on Tuesday which was made available to journalists noted that the current challenges Nigeria is faced with is not peculiar to the country as every other great countries of the world have their stories to tell in the process of evolving.
According to the statement, Oyo state PDP maintained that behind every dark tunnel is always the light, urging Nigerians not to get carried away by the sad news that daily grace pages of newspapers and news headlines.
Oyo state PDP explained that Ramadan season is specially unique because it is a period that embodies love, forgiveness, peace, affection and compassion, especially among different faiths, ethnicities, tradition, and people from different social strata.
“It is with great delight we bring good tidings in the name of Allah (S.A.W) to all Residents of Oyo state and by extension Nigerians and the rest of the world.
“The current situation in Nigeria is clear diversion from the basic foundation laid by our founding fathers in 1999 in PDP when Nigeria just returned to democracy after many years of military rule.
“Any Nigerian who gives up on Nigeria on the ground of frustration and lack of trust in the present federal government under the All Progressives Congress, APC, will hold a justifiable ground but patriotism is only tested when one’s allegiance is faced with challenges that threatens ones loyalty and faith in a system.
“The Seyi Makinde led PDP government in Oyo state from day-1 has repeatedly displayed an unprecedented level of commitment to its electoral promises which include but not limited to free and quality education for all, quality healthcare, security, critical infrastructures and economy.
“The various challenges which immediately surfaced poised a serious threat to achieving the set goals but with genuine dedication and commitments to service, the Seyi Makinde led PDP government has been able to surmount them all while breaking new grounds and setting new records as a political party in public administration in the state.
“Eid-El Fitr is not just an annual Islamic event that is just being observed by Islamic faithfuls but also a period of sober reflection on our collective identity as a people to think about from where we come, where we are, and where we are equally headed.
“No nation on earth is perfect or has attained perfection therefore, we urge the very good people of Oyo state regardless of religion, ethnicity, or social strata, to remain committed to the unity of Nigeria as a nation.
“Ramadan is particularly special because it affords us all especially as Muslims to observe the season with utmost caution therefore, we urge all residents in the state that this period too shall pass in our history as a people regardless the challenges that threatens our very foundation as a nation.
“The strength in our diversity as a people has kept together thus far, and it is important to at this point focus on all the factors that make us Nigerians than those factors that further divide us as a nation.
“Regardless of the political climate, we as the ruling party in Oyo state will continue to consolidate on the success of the Seyi Makinde led PDP administration in good governance to lead the south west region and by extension Nigeria in the path of examplary leadership in democratic setting.
“We urge Nigerians especially those resident in Oyo state to keep hope alive and continually support government at both state and federal levels