The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has described the former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun as a national leader and a committed true democrat.
Secondus, in a congratulatory letter he personally signed on Sunday on Oyegun’s 80th birthday, said he has proved himself a great leader who put Nigeria’s interest first in all he does.
“Your great and envious accomplishments in various sphere of endeavour in the last 80 years makes this celebration imperative and deserving.
“To the glory of God, you have over the years distinguished yourself as a foremost technocrat whose contributions to the socio political and economic development of our country remains clearly noticeable”, he noted.
Secondus said that the rare quality of character displayed by Chief Oyegun in federal public service where he rose to the peak of his career as Permanent Secretary and later got elected by his people as Edo state Governor stand him out as an accomplished national figure.
The PDP boss also noted the discipline he brought into governance which set him aside as an outstanding national leader with a lot of character to bequeath to younger generation.
“Also remarkable is the high moral principle you brought into political party management that aided you to lead your party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, from opposition to ruling party, all combined to distinguish you clearly as a committed democrat and a model for younger generation of political leaders.
Secondus also commended the “immense contributions of Chief Oyegun to the stability and political growth of our country, particularly his mentorship roles in various areas that stands him out to merit all the accolades that come his way in times like this.”