Oyo PDP Commends COVID-19 Endowment Fund Donors, Urges Christians To Maintain Virtues Of Christ After Easter
By Henry Odeh
Oyo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed its profound gratitude to all COVID-19 Endowment Fund donors in Oyo state for heeding and promptly responding to the clarion call by governor Seyi Makinde led government.
The expression of gratitude by the ruling party was made known in a press statement co-signed by the Oyo state chairman of the party, Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, the state Secretary, Alhaji Wasiu Adeleke, and the state publicity secretary, Engr Akeem Olatunji, and made available to news men in Ibadan on Sunday.
The party according to the statement also urged Christians in the state to continue to maintain the virtues of Jesus Christ to love, forgive, tolerate, and be compassionate with one another most especially with the less privileged noting that these were the main essence of the season and Easter celebration stressing that such spirit should be maintained after the season.
The party stated that the response of eminent Oyo sons and daughters as well as other well meaning Nigerians within and outside the state towards supporting Oyo state government and its COVID-19 Taskforce to defeat the battle against the dreaded pandemic was highly commendable.
Alhaji Mustapha according to the statement stressed that much is still expected from everyone as the disease was yet to be defeated by any known cure adding that those trying to cash in on the pandemic to engage in political campaigns should have a rethink.
He stressed that the dreaded virus does not respect anyone regardless of social status or political affiliation noting that unity of purpose was the only key to defeating the virus.
He said that politicians and political oppositions across the world are setting partisanship aside to join forces with government in the fight against coronavirus noting that politics and political activities of any form can only thrive when the threat to human existence was defeated.
The party salutes Sir Bode Akindele, Aare Musulumi of Yoruba Land, Edo and Delta State, Alhaji Dauda Makanjuola D-Damak, Sen Rasheed Adewolu Ladoja, Bar Latif Fagbemi (SAN), Engr Remi Oseni, Engr Dotun Sanusi, Banks and other corporate bodies and other individuals who have contributed towards the endowment fund.
He urged other eminent Oyo sons and daughters within and outside the state to set political party aside and rise up in support of governor Seyi Makinde’s government and its fight against coronavirus.