National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said that Nigeria is bleeding and in dire need of good leaders in strategic positions to halt the sliding.
Secondus said that the country is currently in desperate need of persons with quality and patriotism in their vein as leaders to lift it out of the wood.
The National Chairman, who spoke when he handed over governorship nomination certificates of the PDP to two candidates for November 16 elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states, said the citizens are gripped in fear.
“Everyone in this country today is leaving in fear of either hunger or insecurity and the situation calls for all hands to be on deck”.
According to a statement from the National Chairman’s media office signed by Ike Abonyi, Secondus warned that the country should pay careful attention quickly to the alarm from the World Bank on the nation’s economy going insolvent unless urgent steps are taken to address the situation.
Secondus charged the gubernatorial flag bearers in the two states to see their victory as an invitation to serve not be masters over their people.
He admonished them to see their victory in the spirit of ‘no victor no vanquished’ and strive to bring all PDP families together for the challenges ahead which is enormous.
“Not yet time for celebration, bring your people together and get to work immediately as time is of essence.
“A totally reformed PDP does not believe in winner takes all moreover the work ahead requires all hands to pull together in the two states to achieve the inevitable victory.
“The transparency that greeted your primaries is a continuation of our vow to have internal democracy working in our party which was demonstrated to the world last October at the presidential primaries when PDP conducted the freest and fairest ever presidential primaries in the nation’s political history”.
Earlier, the National Organising Secretary of the party, Colonel Austin Akobundu (rtd), presented the two candidates and declared the process that produced them clean and transparent.
The two candidates, Senator Douye Diri of Bayelsa and Engr Musa Wada of Kogi, in their acceptance remarks, promised to work hard to secure victory for PDP on November 16.
Wada warned that the APC incumbent government in Kogi State has made it the violent capital of Nigeria but noted that “while we hope to win in a peaceful manner, it’s also necessary to underscore that nobody has monopoly of violence”.
The ceremony at the party’s National Secretariat at Wadata House, Abuja was attended by top PDP leaders from the two states.