The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has congratulated former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for emerging as the Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the just concluded national convention of the party held in Port Harcourt.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja on Sunday, also commended the delegates to the convention.
He lauded members of the organising committee, led by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, for holding a convention in which a candidate was elected in a free, fair, transparent and rancour-free atmosphere. “Our just concluded convention is an event which the country can show-case as an example that democracy has a future in Nigeria and that when we are determined, we can elect our leaders without any manipulation, intimidation and violation of the law and democratic norms.
“The credit goes to the leadership of our party led by Prince Uche Secondus, the organising committee led by Governor Okowa, the numerous delegates who came from across the country and conducted themselves in a civil, mature and democratic manner. I give kudos to them.
“My commendation also goes to the government and people of Rivers, for providing the best necessary facilities for hosting over 5000 delegates, campaign workers, security personnel, observers, media people and others who came to play one role or the other in the convention…” Read more