The Peoples Democratic Party said that Nigerians are “observing” Christ’s birth with empty stomachs as an aftermath of President Bola Tinubu’s anti-people reforms.
The party expressed concern through its national publicity secretary, Debo Ologunagba in a statement.
The party stated that while families in other nations of the world are celebrating the birth of Christ with joy, Nigerians are observing with starvation.
The party urged the National Assembly to be on the side of the people by cutting all provisions for luxury items in the 2024 budget and channelling such funds to sectors that had a direct bearing on the well-being of Nigerians.
It further enjoined Nigerians to express love and unity towards one another not minding the economic situation of the country.
“Our party is grieved that while families in other climes and nations are celebrating with joy, Nigerians are observing Christmas in hunger and misery because of the anti-people policies of the APC administration.
“The PDP encourages Nigerians not to succumb to despondency but use the occasion and essence of Christmas to offer prayers as well as renew their hope and trust in the divine intervention of God in the affairs of our nation.
“In spite of these challenges, the PDP felicitates with Nigerians and wishes them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ahead,’’ Mr Ologunagba said.