Chairman of the All Progressives Congresss (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has formally congratulated National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus.
In a congratulatory message, Oyegun urged Secondus to make the PDP a responsible opposition party.
In a statement he personally signed and made available to the media, yesterday, Oyegun assured the PDP chairman of his willingness to engage him robustly, in an atmosphere devoid of acrimony and rancour.
Contrary to an earlier statement from the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, on Sunday, who faulted the PDP’s national elective convention in Abuja, Oyegun urged the new PDP national leadership to balance partisan interests with overall national considerations.
“It is my hope that the newly-elected PDP national chairman will deploy his experience garnered over the years to ensure that the PDP assumes its role as a responsible opposition party in the country. Our party wholeheartedly welcomes opposition because we believe that democracy cannot thrive without a vibrant but responsible opposition that puts the nation first. This will often challenge you to balance partisan interests with overall national considerations.
“I assure the PDP national chairman of my willingness to engage him robustly in an atmosphere devoid of acrimony and rancour. I believe that working together, we can elevate the language and temper of politics in our country, thereby providing enabling environment for democracy to thrive in our country,” Oyegun noted.