First of all, I want to thank God Almighty for His mercies and blessings upon me and upon our great party. It is through God’s will that we have arrived at this watershed moment in the evolution of our beloved party that saw us as a political party organize the most credible elective national convention in the history of Nigeria.
I want to use this medium to thank the outgone Caretaker Committee led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi for their diligence in organizing this convention that of today is a landmark of credibility in the political progression of intra-party elections in Nigeria. I also want to thank all our party leaders for the commitment to fairness and participatory democracy which they exhibited that contributed immensely to this sterling outcome every PDP member is proud of. I want to use this opportunity to thank all our party delegates from across the country for the orderly and mature way they went about the process which culminated in this exemplary electoral outcome.
I reserve special commendation and praise for my fellow contestants for their efforts and commitment to the positive development of our party that inspired them to present themselves for service for the party and our country Nigeria . This election was an intra-party contest between brothers and sisters with a shared vision and political ideology so, no matter the outcome, we are all winners, and so I enjoin everyone to join us in repositioning our great party. I therefore call on my fellow contestants, particularly those that vied for the office of the National Youth Leader with me; My dear Sister Uju Kanu Ogoko, Comrade Franklin Edede, the amiable Stephen Onyekwere Nwachukwu (SON) and Hon Raymond who stepped down for me in the interest of the party to all join me in strengthening the youth arm of our party.
I want to reserve special appreciation to my campaign Organization lead by Comrade Edwin Adai and his team for their unflinching commitment to the course. I promise you that I will spare no effort in my bid to mobilize the support of the youths from every segment of our country for our party & most importantly, to vote out the failed APC government come 2019.
To all the delegates who voted in the just concluded National Elective Convention of our Great Party. I thank you all for your presence, support for me and faith in PDP. I promise you that you will not regret casting your vote for me.
To all the Youth Leaders at the Geopolitical zones, States, Senatorial Zones, Local Govt & wards, I thank you all for standing with me all through this contest. To all my supporters, well-wishers, friends, fans & party faithfuls I say thank you to you. I will never let your efforts be in vain.
Thank you and God bless PDP, God bless Nigeria.
Rt Hon Udeh Okoye, National Youth Leader of the PDP.