Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has said that the worsening economic and social conditions in Nigeria remained indications that the country has missed a better government administered by the party.
Secondus, who stated this at an interdenominational thanksgiving service to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the election of Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State in Uyo yesterday maintained that the current APC led federal government, has failed to manage the gains made by the PDP-led federal government in the economy.
“Nigeria needs the PDP to return her to the path of greatness because the economy seems to be in coma. Nigerians can attest to the fact that there has been a difference in the economy. The exchange rate of the Naira to other currencies is worse and generally things are getting tougher and harder for the ordinary citizens.
“I want to challenge the APC led government that they need Nigerians to succeed and not guns and intimidation and harassment of the opposition,” he said.
Secondus expressed confidence that the PDP would overcome its present challenges and bounce back to return Nigeria on the path of greatness.
According to Secondus, eight months ago, the dollar exchange rate was 150 but with the coming on board of the APC federal government, the dollar has gone up to 313, adding that the APC has collapsed the economy.
He said that PDP will bounce back to rule Nigeria in 2019 as Nigerians are tired of the economic hard ship brought up by the present government and warmed against constant harassment of its stakeholders in the name of fighting corruption by the security agencies.
We’ll take back the reins of power
For Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, who described Rivers state governor, Nyeson Wike as the face of PDP and the people of the Niger Delta, in no distant time the party will take back its inheritance from the hands of propagandists.
Governor Fayose who spoke on behalf of the governors of Bayelsa, Rivers, Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi states, re-emphasised that the PDP will put its house in order to take back its inheritance.
God did it, says Gov Udom
In a remark, Governor Udom Emmanuel, who ascribed his victory at the Supreme Court to God, expressed thanks to the Church, his family, the media and the party for their prayers and support to him during the tribunal period.
“If anybody tells you that he did it, he is telling you lies because God did it,” Emmanuel said.
The governor described the ruling as the triumph of peace, equity and justice over that of inequity, lies and propaganda and commended the judiciary for maintaining independence and decried recent abuse meted to the judiciary by those who lost the election and at the courts.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for not interfering with the proceedings of the courts and respecting the principles of separation of powers and urged all tiers and arms of government to be alive to their responsibilities.
Oyedepo: Be magnanimous
In a message of exhortation, the Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Dr David Oyedepo likened the Supreme Court ruling to the victory of light over darkness.
Oyedepo who preached on the importance of thanksgiving to God, explained that a thankful heart would always enjoy multiplication and preservation of God’s blessings when it is also timely given.
The Bishop prayed for God to preserve every investment by successive administrations to improve the lives of citizens and residents of the state.
He urged the governor to be magnanimous in victory and to prove God’s faithfulness in his life by leaving a legacy of Godly and good governance at the end of his tenure as governor of the state.