The PDP has prayed for President Muhammadu Buhari’s quick recovery as he seeks medical attention abroad.
The party blamed the rising cases of mass killings on the mismanagement of the nation’s affairs.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who led the prayer session, noted that in times like this, Nigerians, irrespective of religious or party affiliation, should come together to pray for the nation and its leaders.
Ekweremadu said, “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 a minute of prayer for his quick recovery.”
The Deputy Senate President led other party members to render prayers for the quick recovery of the President, the protection of the first family, the leaders and Nigeria as a whole.
Ekweremadu noted that the new spirit of reconciliation in the PDP would put the party on the path to returning to power in 2019.
He added, “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.
“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.’’
He said the party would ensure that two members of the House of Representatives, who left the PDP to join the All Progressives Congress, lose their seats so that committed members would take their place.
The Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, said, “These are definitely happy times for the PDP. But paradoxically, these are unhappy times for the nation. In all my time in this country as an adolescent and as a politically active adult, which is a few years now, dying has never been this cheap in this country.
“Beheading, dying have never come to the forefront of national discuss. It seems that every day, you open the newspapers, you see people dying here; beheaded there and people carting them away to secret graves.
“But the mismanagement of the affairs of this country is one of the renewed strengths of the centrifugal forces.”