..says victory due to performance
By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA- National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has saluted governors and lawmakers elected on the platform of the party in the recently concluded elections, saying their extra ordinary display of courage has paid off.
In a congratulatory message to all the persons elected on the platform of the party in the general election rounded off on Wednesday April 3, with the conclusion of collation of results in Rivers state, Prince Secondus said the party is proud of all its flag bearers and their conduct during and after the polls.
“By your peaceful conducts in the face of provocations, you have demonstrated truly that democracy is in your DNA and this we will continue to exhibit until all non democrats pretending to be one are flushed out of our polity.
According to a statement from his media office released in Abuja on Wednesday, Secondus took a swipe at the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, urging for what he called it’s attempt to subvert the wild of the people.
Secondus also berated the military and the electoral umpire, accusing both of working against the party, particularly in Rivers state.
The National Chairman remarked that the introduction of inconclusive and suspension of polling in the country’s electoral process was ostensibly to propel APC to victory through supplementary balloting adding they “still could not do it in Rivers, Bauchi, Adamawa, Sokoto and Benue because of the doggedness of committed democrats in the PDP.”
The PDP leader said that nothing underscores the desperation of APC administration to hang on to power at all cost irrespective of the consequences of such actions, like the brazen show of force displayed in Kano supplementary election.
“All of you elected on the platform of this great party should hold your heads high because you went into a contest with APC and ended up in a fight with the nation’s Army and some of their commanders, yet was able to record huge success.
Prince Secondus particularly listed the PDP state governors for special praise pointing out that their overwhelming performances in the last four years in their various states, which attracted envy from “underperformed APC governors” more than any other variables facilitated the progress recorded by the party.
“From 11 states when we started this journey in December 2017 to 13 before the election and now 15 with a very high hope for Victory coming our way in five other states of Osun, Kaduna, Zamfara, Kano and Nasarawa; there is hope for this party.”
Prince Secondus said that the strategic spread of the PDP victories speak volume on “the character and strength of our party as the only true national platform in the country.”