The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has hailed the Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki and Kwara state Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed for dumping the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Prince Secondus said that democracy is the huge beneficiary from the actions of the Senate President and Kwara state Governor because the on going political realignment would help to deepen democracy in the country.
The National Chairman said that the duo were abinitio not supposed to be in APC but having been there due to circumstances, events in the ruling party since 2015, does not encourage democrats like Saraki and Ahmad to continue retaining their membership of such undemocratic body.
According to a statement issued last night by his media office signed by Ike Abonyi, in reaction to Dr Saraki and Gov Ahmed’s dumping of the ruling party, Prince Secondus said that Saráki “is hero of our current democracy having gone through all the humiliations in defence of legislative independence, freedom and rule of law.
“They have done everything to humiliate and cow him into submission but he did not yield as he defended democracy all through
“Dr Saraki and his colleagues in the parliament tried their best to curtail the dictatorial tendencies of the executive and it is for that they are being hounded.”
Prince Secondus then urged other democrats still staying in APC, to note that democracy would be better served by their exit as Nigerians are very well determined to not only save the nation’s democracy but indeed the country.
Finally, the National Chairman assured all lovers of civil liberty and rule of law in the country, that the rebranded and repositioned main opposition PDP is now well disposed to provide direction for the sustenance of the nation’s democracy.