Chairman of the Rivers State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo, has hailed the emergence of Prince Uche Secondus as the new National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
He described Secondus as a seasoned Leader who has all the attribute to reclaim and restore PDP’s lost fortunes.
Farah Dagogo, who also doubles as the Lawmaker representing Degema Constituency in the State Assembly, made this known in Abuja shortly after the conclusion of the PDP’s National convention.
He urged the party’s new National Chairman to continue with his established all inclusive style of leadership by building bridges, that might have been broken during the course of electioneering campaign for the plum job.
” Today we took a giant leap towards restoring the fortunes of our great party, our dear PDP, and by extension fortunes of Nigerians.
” And what a better way to do it than through an experienced and grounded leader in the person of Prince Uche Secondus. I have no doubt that we did the right thing in entrusting the future of the party in his hands.
” Prince Uche Secondus understands the task ahead. He knows that for whom much is given, much more is expected. I believe he would continue with his well established inclusive leadership by building bridges with all those who contested with him as well as the few persons that might still be aggrieved.
“I also want to commend the Governor of Rivers State, Chief ( Barr) N yesom Wike for championing Prince Secondus’ victory. It is a victory for all of us who are desirous of a good and prosperous Nigeria, ” he added.
Prince Secondus defeated Prof Tunde Adeniran and Raymond Dokpesi to emerge victorious at the party’s national convention which commenced on Saturday at the Eagles Square in Abuja.
The results of the elections, which were announced by the immediate past Governor of Benue State and Chairman of the electoral committee, Mr Gabriel Suswam showed that Secondus polled 2,000 votes, compared to the 231 votes secured by Professor Adeniran and the 66 votes Dokpesi got in the election.