The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has congratulated the new National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on his election at last Saturday’s National Convention.
Chief Odigie-Oyegun, in a release which he personally issued and signed on Tuesday on behalf of the APC, also congratulated other newly-elected national officials of the PDP.
He expressed hope that the newly-elected national chairman would use his experience garnered over the years to ensure that the PDP assumed its role as a responsible opposition party in the country.
He said that the APC welcomed opposition because of its belief that democracy could not thrive without a vibrant but responsible opposition that put the nation first.
He said such type of opposition would often challenge the ruling party “to balance partisan interests with overall national considerations”.
He assured the PDP National Chairman of his willingness to engage him robustly in an atmosphere devoid of acrimony and rancour.
“I believe that working together we can both elevate the language and temper of politics in our country, thereby providing the enabling environment for democracy to thrive in our country,” Odigie-Oyegun also said.