The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on Tuesday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari, the 36 state governors, members of the National Assembly and other public officials to remember that power is transient and so deliver good governance to the people.
He also urged them to guide their actions towards the people as they would not last eternally in office.
He spoke when PDP leaders paid a condolence visit to the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri according to a statement from the PDP National Publicity Secretary Office.
He urged public officials to emulate Fintiri’s stewardship, according to him, in delivering good governance and development to the people of Adamawa State.
According to him, the governor’s sense of duty and coordination, as well as his efforts towards ensuring peaceful co-existence in the state demonstrated the values he received from his father.
He eulogised the governor for his perceived good governance and delivery of dividends of democracy to the residents of the state.
Secondus said, “You represent peace which the air around Adamawa has shown. Your wish was to see your father live longer and see your achievements in office but God has called him to come to a place of peace. There is a time for everything. Those in government should know that their tenure will come to an end one day.
“You were elected on the basis of your performance while in office. This is a demonstration of the legacies you got from your father. The steps taken so far, including appointments, show that you are a man of faith, who live by your words.
“We pray that God’s wisdom will continue to direct you in your determination to render service to your people and our nation at large.”
Fintiri in his response said he will leave no stone unturned in repositioning the state for greater productivity for the benefit of the people, in line with the manifesto of the PDP.
He stated that PDP had bounced back as the dominant political party in the state, adding that he will consolidate on the successes of the 2019 elections.
He said, “PDP has come back as the dominant political party in the state. My administration is determined to carry out its responsibilities diligently. I pray for a better and stronger party as well as the consolidation of the successes of the 2019 elections.”