The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the unanimous election of Chief Tony Anenih into the office of Chairman of the Party's Board of Trustees (BOT) as a bold step towards ensuring peace and harmony within the ranks of the Party.
In a congratulatory message signed by the National Publicity Secretary Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP expressed confidence that Chief Anenih's antecedents as a mobilizer and consensus builder over the years will contribute to the long term stability of the Party.
According to Metuh, "Chief Anenih's tireless participation and critical role in the formation of the PDP places him in good stead to provide wise counsel and direct the influential Board of Trustees to follow the noble ideals of the founders of the Party. His wealth of experience and acclaimed reputation as a democrat and consensus builder are assets that the Party needs at this critical point in our democratic evolution".
The PDP spokesman pointed out that Chief Anenih's unanimous election by all members of the Board of Trustees has disapointed opposition elements and doomsday prophets who expected the process to result in rancor and acrimony saying "this is yet another signal that the PDP is ever united and ready to overcome all perceived obstacles in our drive to provide focused leadership and service to the people of Nigeria".
Chief Metuh called on all Party members across board to give maximum cooperation to the new chairman of the BOT who has himself pledged to broaden the spread of the umbrella to accommodate all tendencies.
Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary