Ekweremadu: No Honeymoon for New PDP Leadership


By Fani-Kayode congratulates Secondus Tobi Soniyi in Lagos

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has tasked the  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 statement  also commended the party’s faithful for a credible and hitch-free national convention, noting that the party had lived up to its name.

He said: “I 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 nation’s democracy.

“Importantly, 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.

“We expect them to start the process of galvanising party faithful to reposition the PDP and mobilise Nigerians towards building a Nigeria of our dreams”.

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-Kayode  stated that with the election of Secondus, the party must be “ready 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,  massacred and pauperised our people.”

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:“We must now all set aside our differences and prepare to face the monumental challenge that lay ahead; we must be ready Together we shall ‘change the change’ and ‘burn the brooms’ 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.”