The All Progressives Congress(APC) in Oyo State has urged the Christian community and the people of the state to use the Christmas occasion to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and all the 36 state governors.
While felicitating with the people of the state on this year’s Christmas celebration, the party in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Dr. AbdulAzeez Olatunde, said the essence of the celebration, which is the radiation of love, joy, happiness and peace should not be lost amongst the people because “Jesus Christ symbolises love, joy, happiness, peace and lots more.”
The party stated that the Christmas celebration is for sharing love amongst the people, especially the less privileged in the society.
“Again, the age long traditional “Boxing day” that comes up the following day to Christmas day, represents exchange of gifts between those who haves to the less privileged ones within our society is being advocated for in order to create the atmosphere of love and happiness amongst ourselves.
“Whilst celebrating the yuletide season, we appeal to everyone to remember our leaders from President Muhammadu Buhari to all our 36 state governors in Nigeria in our prayers to have divine support in order to lead us out of the challenges of unemployments of our young children, security challenges, infrastructural decay and other daunting tasks afflicting our country in the year 2020 in their policy formulations.”
The party equally appealed to everyone to celebrate with moderation and be security conscious.
“On behalf of the leader of the party in Oyo State, H. E. Abiola Ajimobi; the State Chairman, Chief Akin Oke; the State Executives and infact all the members of APC in Oyo State, Please kindly accept our Christmas Greetings.
“We wish you Happy New year 2020 in advance,” the statement added.