… As a party thanks S / Africa for the support of Okonjo-Iweali
Written by Dirisu Yakubu, Abuja
The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has vowed the partner’s readiness to close ranks with the African National Congress, ANC, to deepen democracy on the continent.
Secondus made the promise while hosting South African High Commissioner Thamsanqi Dennis Mseleku at Wadata Plaza party headquarters in Abuja yesterday. According to him, Nigeria needs to learn a lot from South Africa, especially in the area of conducting credible and transparent elections.
“Nigeria is in trouble as a result of security challenges. “We need the help of anyone who can help with ideas and other logistics in order to establish peace in the country,” he said.
Secondus also praised the government led by President Cyril Ramaphosa for the unusual interest they have shown in Nigerian Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweali, which led to her victory in the competition for the leadership of the World Trade Organization, WTO.
In response, the High Commissioner expressed his home government’s desire to continue strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries. He noted that Nigeria and South Africa must unite to save the continent, pointing out “there is no hope for the continent if the two countries fail to co-operate.”
The High Commissioner also noted the frequent relocation of politicians from one party to another, noting that South Africa had suffered from similar things in the past until it found a stabilizing way to address the problem of defections.
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