- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has hailed PDP chairman Prince Uche Secondus on his 66th birthday
- The Delta state governor thanked the party's national chairman for steadying the ship of the opposition party
- The governor noted that since his coming on board, Secondus has strengthened the party
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, on Monday, March 23, congratulated the national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on his 66th birth anniversary.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng by Mr Olisa Ifeajika, the governor's spokesman, Okowa said Secondus as an astute politician, had elevated the profile of the PDP and added value to its integrity.
He commended the national chairman for his contribution to the growth and development of the party and democracy in Nigeria.
Okowa recalled that Secondus played a significant role in stabilizing the PDP since it lost power at the centre in 2015.
According to him, Secondus deserves all the accolades as he has led the biggest opposition party in Africa well since he assumed leadership in December 2017.
Part of the statement read:
“Over the years, you have given yourself to the course of peace and development of our party and our country. For this, we owe you an enduring debt of gratitude.
“It is with pleasure that I and members of our great party in Delta, join your family, friends, and well-wishers in thanking Almighty God for His continued mercy, protection, and provision for you in the past 66 years.
“As you celebrate this day, it is my prayer and that of our members that God will continue to bless you with good health, wisdom, and many more years in the service of His people and nation.”
Earlier this month, Governor Okowa congratulated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birth anniversary.
Governor Okowa lauded Osinbajo for his astute contributions toward good governance in the country, stressing that in spite of challenges, the vice president had continued to make quality contributions to the stability and growth of Nigeria's economy.
Similarly, Governor Okowa, earlier in the month, congratulated Nigeria's former two-time minister of finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her emergence as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
The governor also thanked the former World Bank managing director for bringing pride and honour to her home state of Delta.
Okonjo-Iweala, also a former foreign affairs minister in the country, hails from Ogwashi-Uku, the Igbo-speaking part of the state.
Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at email@example.com.