National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has stated that following the success of the party’s presidential primaries in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the PDP’s journey to Aso Rock Presidential Villa has begun in earnest.
He stated this in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Ike Abonyi, on Monday in Abuja, adding that the pacesetting convention was a clear demonstration that the rebranding and repositioning of the party with a view to regaining power was actually on course and in full gear.
The PDP national chairman noted that all the doomsday predictions that the main opposition party was going to emerge from their national convention swimming in crisis had been proved wrong as “the party was not only more peaceful but more united and determined to take over power’’.
“The support from members and non-members to the reform agenda of the party that culminated in the successful primaries from ward to national levels shows clearly the determination of Nigerians to return PDP to power,” he said.
Secondus commended members of the party across the country and in diaspora for their support that made the party’s Presidential primaries peaceful and transparent, stressing that the singular action shows that PDP’s journey to regaining power from the All Progressives Congress, APC, had begun well and “only a matter of time.’’
The PDP Chairman urged all hands to be on deck until the country was rescued, stressing that the peaceful convention would not have been possible without the support of critical stakeholders working on the same page to realise the common goal.
“Special recognition must be made of those whose yeoman roles made it possible, all those who participated either as aspirants, or as facilitators.’’
These, according to Secondus, included the Chairman of the National Convention Committee and Governor of Delta, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and members of his committee
Also was the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and the government and people of the state for their exceptional service and contributions to the party and the successful hosting of the convention.
The party chairman also commended the wonderful roles of all the PDP governors as well as other critical stakeholders and members at all levels as well as the media and the public for their positive interests in the party.
He appealed to members, who contested for various positions and lost to emulate the presidential aspirants, calling on them to make the necessary sacrifice needed for the eventual success of the party.
Secondus assured that the PDP umbrella was big enough to accommodate all in victory.