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Pray, Nigeria is in trying times, PDP urges Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said urged Nigerians to ‘supplicate’ because Nigeria is in trying times.

The opposition party in a statement on Friday also commiserated with the government and people of Lagos state, particularly the families of the victims of the unfortunate Otedola Bridge petrol tanker explosion, which claimed the lives of our citizens on Thursday.

Nine persons were confirmed consumed in a petrol tanker inferno that occurred on a Lagos Otedola bridge by exit of Lagos to Ibadan Thursday evening.

Four other persons were injured while 54 vehicles were burnt according to report by Nigeria’s Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

The fuel-laden truck reportedly fell and caught fire after it was suspected to have lost break.

The party also said it was saddened by the Katsina windstorm which claimed lives and property.

The statement by Kola Ologbondiyan read: “The PDP is deeply grieved by this shocking, horrid and traumatizing incident, which, in a very painful manner, cut short the lives of hardworking compatriots and brought painful material losses to many.

Indeed, PDP mourns. Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of the deceased. We join in praying that God grants the bereaved families the fortitude to bear their grief as well as speedy recovery for the wounded.

In the same vein, the PDP condoles with the victims of the torrential rainfall that claimed the lives of some residents, devastated communities and farms in Katsina state.

The party prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims while urging public-spirited individuals and groups to support the government of Katsina state in finding succour for those who encountered losses in the storm.

Reviewing the tragic incidents, PDP lamented that the nation has witnessed a lot of tragedies and deaths in the recent time and urged all people of faith across the country to supplicate for the nation at this trying time”, it said.

Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles