By Fani-Kayode congratulates Secondus Tobi Soniyi in Lagos
The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has tasked theÂ Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PD) to get down to work immediately saying there is no honeymoon for the new leadership.
Ekweremadu, in a statementÂ also commended the partyâ€™s faithful for a credible and hitch-free national convention, noting that the party had lived up to its name.
He said: â€œI congratulate Secondus-led NWC on their election in a free, fair, credible, transparent, and indeed democratic manner. The PDP has set an example, which other political parties will have to emulate to deepen the nationâ€™s democracy.
â€œImportantly, I believe that 2019 is a comeback year for the PDP because distraught Nigerians look up to our great party. However, there is a lot of work to be done and party faithful expect members of the new NWC to hit the ground running because they have no luxury of a honeymoon.
â€œWe expect them to start the process of galvanising party faithful to reposition the PDP and mobilise Nigerians towards building a Nigeria of our dreamsâ€.
Ekweremadu urged party members and Nigerians to support the PDP NWC to deliver on its mandate.
Also, Former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi-Kayode, has congratulated Mr. Secondus, following his election as the national chairman of the PDP).
An elated Fani-KayodeÂ stated that with the election of Secondus, the party must be â€œready and prepared to fight for a greater cause and to stand against a vicious, corrupt, deceitful, relentless and rapacious enemy that has divided our country, that has destroyed our economy and that has persecuted, marginalised, humiliated, demonised,Â massacred and pauperised our people.â€
The former minister also commended and congratulatedformer President Goodluck Jonathan; former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and others on their profound and inspiring speeches at the convention.
He added:â€œWe must now all set aside our differences and prepare to face the monumental challenge that lay ahead; we must be ready Together we shall â€˜change the changeâ€™ and â€˜burn the broomsâ€™ in 2019; together we shall raise the PDP flag in every part of this nation and send Buhari and his evil APC government back to hell where they came from.â€