Governors elected under the platform  of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have defended the emergence of Uche Secondus as the party’s National Chairman.

The governors attributed the support to Secondus’ honesty and strength of character.

They spoke at the Thanksgiving Service in honour of  Secondus at the Rivers State Ecumenical Centre in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

The governors present at the event were Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Ben Ayade (Cross Rivers), and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi).

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said as deputy national chairman, Secondus relegated monetary considerations and always ensured the promotion of PDP interests.

Wike said that Secondus insisted on his emergence as PDP governorship candidate because he felt it was in the best interest of the party, even though other groups preferred an ethnic candidate.

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Prof. Ayade said that he encountered Secondus when the Cross River State chapter of the PDP had a major challenge in the delegates’ list of the party.

According to him, the former Deputy National Chairman insisted on correcting the illegality without inducement.

Ayade added that all the governors who worked for the emergence of Secondus did so because of the unflinching support he gave them in the past.

For Umahi: “Secondus stood with me when the promise of man failed.”

The Ebonyi State governor added that all the governors resolved to work with Wike in canvassing for Secondus because of his character and content.

Umahi also said that the governors turned their backs on those who took money in the past.

Also speaking, Ikpeazu commended the presence of mind of Secondus, which he said would be beneficial to the party.

He said: “We are prepared to go the whole route with Prince Secondus. He will be an exemplary party leader in Africa.”

In his remarks, Secondus said that the PDP is poised to take over the leadership of the country.

He said: “According to the plans and purpose of God. This country will be returned to the PDP, whether you like it or not; it has been approved in heaven. You cannot do otherwise.”

Secondus thanked God for His grace and blessing that delivered the position of the National Chairman to him, stressing that God used Wike and his colleagues to bring the post to fruition.

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