Even as he congratulated him for emerging National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Prince Uche Secondus to use his experience in ensuring his party presents a vibrant opposition.
In a statement he personally signed and made available on Tuesday, Odigie-Oyegun said that a vibrant opposition is healthy for democracy.
“It is my hope that the newly-elected PDP National Chairman will use 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 welcome 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,” he said.
Oyegun assured the PDP National Chairman his willingness to engage him robustly in an atmosphere devoid of acrimony and rancour.
“I believe that working together we can both elevate the language and temper of politics in our country, thereby providing the enabling environment for democracy to thrive in our country,” he added.
On behalf of the ruling party APC, he congratulated the new National Chairman on his election at the PDP’s recent National Convention.
“I also congratulate other newly-elected PDP National Officials,” he added.