Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains have commended stakeholders of the party in the state for the successful conduct of the ward congresses held on Saturday.
Dr. Uduaghan, Chairperson of the Congresses Team, Chief Josephine Anenih, Senator James Manager, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, former Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Elder Godsday Orubebe among others at a PDP stakeholders’ meeting in Asaba on Sunday described the exercise as peaceful.
Governor Uduaghan who is the leader of the party in the state ascribed the peace witnessed during the exercise to the maturity of party faithfuls in the state.
He observed that it was a good development that aspirants for elective offices in the state were not taking their aspirations as do or die rather were talking on ways to move the state forward.
While commending the Anenih’s led PDP team that conducted the Ward congresses in the state, the Governor urged members of the PDP to display the same level of maturity and peaceful engagements in the primaries of the PDP and during the general elections.
“There are other primaries to be conducted and we need to be peaceful, we must use this engagement process to make the state peaceful,” he said.
Dr. Uduaghan advised the aspirants to “continue to tolerate each other as there is no way we can be one hundred per cent happy, we have to learn to be patient, remember one life lost, one property lost can never be replaced.
“In this struggle (for whatever position you are vying for), keep a window of friendship, don’t destroy the friendship you have so that when you get the ticket, you can reach out to the other aspirants for their support during the general elections.”
Anenih on her part commended members of the PDP in Delta State for the success recorded during the ward congresses and urged them to maintain the existing peace and security witnessed during the exercise.
“I am proud of the conduct of the ward congress in the state, you have done well, you people have made me proud, I want to thank the Chief Security Officer of the state for providing an enabling, secured environment for the peaceful conduct of the ward congresses and in particular, Deltans for engaging in peaceful discussions,” she said.
The Acting Chairman of PDP Delta State, Chief Emmanuel Ighomena also observed that the ward congresses in the state were better than the previous exercises, stressing that this ward congress was organised without any disagreement or rancour.
Senators Ifeanyi Okowa, James Manager, members of the House of Representatives, Leo Ogor, Ndudi Elemulu, PDP leader, Senator Patrick Osakwe, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei and former Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Elder Godsday Orubebe in their separate remarks commended the team from Abuja for doing a great job.
They urged the Anenih-led team to carry on in the remaining congresses with the same spirit to ensure that the state remained peaceful