From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on his victory in the presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Governor Okowa who extended his goodwill message to the former Vice President in a statement issued on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu in Asaba, said Atiku’s victory at the PDP Presidential primary is a victory for the party and Nigerians, adding that he will defeat the ruling APC in 2019 election.
He expressed optimism that having won the party’s ticket, the former Vice President would leverage on his track record as an entrepreneur and great employer of labour to grow the nation’s economy.
Governor Okowa further applauded other aspirants who took part in the keenly-contested primary and urged them to uphold the values and philosophy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by coming together to support Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the forthcoming general election, in a bid to ensure the PDP emerge victoriously.
The Governor noted that the PDP values internal democracy, describing the success of the primary election as another testament to the PDP’s democratic credentials.
He also assured members of the party and Nigerians that the party would not rest until they return the country to the part of good governance, rule of law as well as security of lives and property.
He congratulated the National Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus and members of the National Working Committee as well as all other organs of the party on the success of the PDP National Convention in Port Harcourt.
Governor Okowa also used the opportunity to appreciate members of the 2018 National Convention Planning Committee for their dedication to duty which led to the success of the Convention.