- The PDP national convention has officially ended with the election of new National Working Committee members
- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa says the success of the convention will make the opposition party stronger
- The Delta state governor noted that the party will now be united in its quest to wrestle power from the APC
FCT, Abuja - Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would come out of its just-concluded convention more united and stronger to rescue the nation.
Okowa stated this at a dinner he hosted for leaders, delegates, and stakeholders of the party from Delta at the Governor’s Lodge, in Abuja.
The governor said that he was delighted at the turnout of delegates and leaders of the party from all the local government areas at the Delta House for the convention, noting that a lot of work had been done to stabilise the party in the country.
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“In our gathering today, we have two former governors and the sitting governor and we thank God for the unity in our party in the state.
“A lot of work has been done and we believe that God is helping our party and we have every reason to thank Him.
“Two months ago, we were not able to speak like this but now there is peace in the party.
“I, therefore, urge you all to remain united and committed to working for the party to enable us to achieve our rescue mission for the country.”
Earlier, Chief Esiso had welcomed the delegates and commended the governor for his profound leadership of the party in the state and country.
He also commended leaders of the party for working hard towards a seamless convention, saying "it's a convention for celebration."
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