Peterside urges Rivers people to emulate Christ’s suffering and sacrifice as they mark Easter


Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has urged the people of the state to emulate Jesus Christ’s suffering and sacrifice as they celebrate the resurrection of our saviour.
Peterside, in an Easter message by the Director of Communications of his campaign organisation, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, called on the people to always work for the peace, unity and progress of the state, adding that they should see themselves as one, irrespective of political affiliation and ethnic divide.
“All of us appreciate the fact that Christ died for the sins and redemption of mankind. That is a classical example of love, selfless service and sacrifice. We must emulate good virtues such as these for the good of our state and society in general.
“Easter is not only about Christ’s passion and resurrection. It is also about our resolve and determination as individuals to reject slavery, oppression, poverty, hopelessness and injustice. I therefore urge you this Easter, to celebrate His resurrection and ascension with complete cheerfulness and hope. After all, Christ came back to life to take away our fear, doubt, pain and suffering. That is the promise of Easter.
“So may this Easter bring all our people together for peace, unity, progress and a greater Rivers State.
Peterside, who described leadership at any level as a huge responsibility, said he is prepared to provide purposeful and first rate government to the people of Rivers State when elected governor. He promised that his tenure would engender peace, unity, progress, equal and more socio-economic opportunities for every Rivers person. The APC candidate added that as governor, he would also govern the state with the fear of God, bearing in mind that if Christ had not paid the supreme price, there would not have been a sane society today.
He, therefore, pleaded with the people of Rivers State to come out en masse and vote massively for the APC on April 11 so that “collectively, we can achieve our dream of a better and greater Rivers State”.


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