Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus has extended his party’s goodwishes to the new chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiohmole.
Secondus however added a clause to the message, telling Oshiomhole to expect criticism from the opposition party, PDP.
Oshiomhole, who was a former governor of Edo state and one time Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) president, was unanimously elected as APC’s chairman on Saturday.
In a statement on Monday, Secondus expressed hope that Oshiomhole’s emergence would deepen democracy in the country.
The statement issued by Ike Abonyi, Secondus’ spokesman, read:
“On behalf of my party, the main opposition PDP, I wish to congratulate you and pray that democracy would gain a lot in your climbing to the exalted office of your party.
“May I assure you of the PDP’s readiness to provide robust and constructive criticism and hope that the environment would be made conducive for all democratic institutions to strive.”