..commissions new party Secretariat in A’Ibom
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has said Nigeria is without direction and needs God’s intervention.
Speaking on Saturday in Uyo during the commissioning of the 1,000 sitting capacity PDP State Secretariat, Secondus in his goodwill message said the country was in need of truthful, honest and trusted leaders, and called for prayers for the nation.
The National Chairman, who commended the leadership role of Governor Udom Emmanuel, attributed the completion of the new state secretariat to his efforts, adding that the new Secretariat could compete with the national secretariat.
He stated that the PDP has the best governors in the country as their achievements were a confirmation of their leadership prowess.
“With a secretariat that is competing with the national secretariat, Your Excellency, that shows the manifestation of your leadership. When you show leadership by example and your followers show faith in their leaders that means the leader has done well.
“I can see you are a leader that has shown leadership and your followers are following you with curiosity, and they have seen the works you have shown in Akwa Ibom State.
“Our country today needs leaders who will be truthful, honest and trusted and by the grace of God you are one of them. The PDP has shown clearly that we have the best governors because of the roll call of achievements and the country can confirm what they have seen.
“Without good leadership, you cannot have this Secretariat. Our county needs a lot of prayers. A country with no direction, without a captain, we need a lot of prayers. You all know what we are going through. We need God’s intervention.
“We are happy and grateful to the leadership of Akwa Ibom for providing an edifice that will be ranking with, I don’t know the party, is it the other party that? What we must emphasize today is to build institutions. What we must do in this country is to groom young people that will become leaders to take over the leadership. Akwa Ibom has done well in that regard.
“PDP is becoming stronger and stronger every day, we have recovered ourselves. Anyone from any part of the country can aspire to become anything and realise their dreams in PDP. Akwa Ibom is a state where every other state should follow,” he stated.
Also speaking, Governor Udom Emmanuel, who said party members where looking up to PDP at the national level to take over governance of the country, noted that the party was still waxing strong.
Emmanuel explained that the Secretariat was completed with 100 percent direct labour, adding that the outgoing State PDP Chairman, Mr Paul Ekpo has achieved his purpose through the completion of the secretariat.
He said it would have been unfair if the PDP did not have the secretariat in the state since it has been the only party that has moved the state forward.
He stated that the Akan Offot – Aka Etinan road with side drains was construted to create access into the secretariat.
“The party is still waxing stronger. Obong Paul Ekpo has achieved his purpose, God sent him. We’ve experienced unity under his watch.
“PDP can only get stronger. It would have been unfair if PDP did not put up something like this in Akwa Ibom because this is the only party that has propelled the state. We look forward to the national to deliver Nigeria back to PDP,” he stated.
In his remarks, the outgoing PDP State Chairman, Mr Paul Ekpo, commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for mobilising financial support for the completion of the state secretariat.
“The Governor had promised that I will present this edifice for inauguration as Chairman of the party and today here we are – at a great cost to his personal finance, energy and time.
“He engaged his friends from within and outside the state who donated money, material or services deployed to the completion of this beautiful edifice,” Ekpo stated.
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