By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The National Chairman of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has welcomed the historic emergence of Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the first female and African Director General of the World Trade Organization, WTO.Saying it’s the most soothing news for a troubled nation in search of its soul due to poor leadership.
Prince Secondus, in a congratulatory message Abuja, signed by his SA Media, Ike Abonyi said that the victory of Dr Okonjo-Iweala in the highly contested global position mirrors the greatness of tomorrow’s Nigeria notwithstanding the failure of today’s political leaders
He said that Okonjo-Iweala’s victory is a reward for hardwork and commitment to excellence as she demonstrated in all positions she held nationally and internationally.
“This highly positive news, coming at this time that the nation is witnessing her worse due to leadership, failure is relieving and hope raising that a greater tomorrow awaits this land.
Prince Secondus noted that Dr. Okonjo-Iweala’s victory, coming shortly after the re- election of Dr Akinwumi Adesina, as President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, gladdens, particularly the PDP who had brought Nigeria’s best heads into government.
The PDP boss however commended President Muhammadu Buhari for putting aside political sentiment in backing both Adesina and Okonjo-Iweala for the exalted international jobs.
Prince Secondus also commended the international community, particularly ECOWAS and African Union, AU, for showing brotherhood when it was highly needed.
Finally, Prince Secondus beseeched God to grant our daughter all she will need, wisdom, the intellect and discerning mind to lead the World trade.