Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have spoken on why they elected Uche Secondus as National Chairman.
The governors at the thanksgiving service in honour of Secondus at the Rivers State Ecumenical Centre in Port Harcourt on Sunday stated that Secondus as the National Deputy Chairman of the past would stand for the truth and ensure the promotion of the PDP interests.
Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, said Secondus was elected based on his relegated monetary considerations and best interest of the party, even though other groups preferred an ethnic candidate.
"This position is an opportunity to give Nigerians what they want. I can't understand why people are suffering untold hardship. Imagine the fuel scarcity with people buying a litre of fuel between N300 and N400.
"For the first time in the history of our party, we had an election to elect a national chairman. It was not like the case before where the President and governors decided on a consensus candidate," Wike said.
Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, said he supported Secondus because of his unflinching support when he had problem with delegate list.
"I encountered Secondus when i had a major challenge in the delegate list of the party, but the former deputy national chairman insisted on correcting the illegality without inducement.
"All governors worked for the emergence of the national chairman because of the unflinching support Secondus gave them in the past", he said.
Also giving remarks, the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, said, "Secondus stood with me when the promise of man failed.
"All the governors resolved to work with Wike in supporting Secondus because of his character and contentment.
"We turned our backs on those who took money in the past."
Similarly, the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, commended the emergence of Secondus, whom he described as an exemplary leader of the party.
He said, "We are prepared to go the whole route with Prince Uche Secondus. He will be an exemplary party leader in Africa."