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Late Solomon Ogunji Was Okezie Ikpeazu’s Loyal Compatriot – PDP

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently mourning with Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State over the demise of the state’s Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Solomon Ogunji.

PDP had its say via a condolence message signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan.

According to the party, the deceased was the governor’s best friend and loyal compatriot, so his death is definitely painful.

He added that Mr. Solomon showed amazing commitment toward the success of the government via his dedication to all assignments given to him.

The message read, “Ogunji was indeed a hard working official and very loyal compatriot.

“His roles in the infrastructure development of the state, especially in execution of landmark road projects in strategic parts of the state, testify to his commitment toward the success of the PDP-led government in the state and the wellbeing of the people.

“The PDP commiserates with Gov. Ikpeazu and prays God to grant the Ogunji family, Abia government and people as well as the PDP family in the state the fortitude to bear this huge loss.”

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is a major contemporary political party in Nigeria. Its policies generally lie towards the centre-right of the political spectrum. It won every Presidential election between 1999 and 2011, and was until the 2015 elections, the governing party in the Fourth Republic although in some cases, amid a few controversial electoral circumstances. Currently, PDP controls 14 states out of 36 states in Nigeria.

In 1998 the PDP in its first presidential primary election held in Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria norminated former military leader Olusegun Obasanjo who had just been released from detention as political prisoner as the presidential candidate in the elections of February 1999, with Atiku Abubakar (Governor-Elect of Adamawa State and a former leading member of the Social Democratic Party) as his running mate. They won the presidential election and were inaugurated 29 May, 1999.

The longtime slogan of the People’s Democratic Party has been “Power to the people”. During the party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 21 May 2016, David Mark, a former President of the Senate of Nigeria, introduced “Change the change” as the party’s campaign slogan for the 2019 general elections.

In the 2019 elections, former vice president Atiku Abubakar and PDP presidential candidate and his party rejected the outcome of the elections as INEC was yet to conclude the process and make an official pronouncement. On the 25th of February, PDP National Party Chair, Prince Uche Secondus alleged that the result as announced by INEC were incorrect.

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