By Gabriel Enogholase & Davies Iheamnachor
THE Chairman of the Rivers State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Bro Felix Obuah has said the emergence of Prince Uche Secondus as the national chairman of PDP would make PDP stronger and better positioned for victory in 2019.
Obuah in a congratulatory statement signed by his spokesman, Jerry Needam, described Prince Secondus as eminently qualified for the enormous responsibility having served the party in various capacities which imbued him with the requisite experience and skills for the task.
Obuah stated that as a former state chairman, national organizing secretary and acting national chairman of the party, Secondus knows the areas of strength and challenges of the party, adding that he would fashion out new policy direction for the PDP.
He said: “I make no doubt about the ability and capabilities of our new national chairman and his executive members not only because of their intimidating experiential credentials but also, they are some of the strongest and most dependable democrats of Nigeria’s contemporary politics and will surely bring their wealth of experience to bear in our new PDP national leadership.’’
Also, a chieftain of the PDP in Edo State, Mr. Desmond Owie, said that the party would wax stronger with the new leadership.
Mr. Owie, who was reacting to the outcome of the convention, commended all delegates for their orderly conduct and appealed to the winners and losers to see the election as a family affair.
He said that what the PDP needed now was the total support of its faithful as the 2019 presidential elections approaches to enable it regain the presidency which it lost to the APC in 2015, saying: “It is not the number of times a man falls that matters, but getting up each time he falls; the PDP has weathered so many storms and as such PDP is standing up again.”
He commended the Senator Ifeanyi Okowa-led Convention Committee for a peaceful and successful convention, even as he also congratulated the newly national leadership of the PDP led by Chief Uche Secondus for their victory and enjoined them to ensure that all aggrieved members were reconciled.
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