…says it’s returning to power in 2023
Peoples Democratic Party has appealed to the Chinese government to help in the development of Nigeria youths.
The National Chairman of the opposition party, Prince Uche Secondus made the appeal while welcoming the new Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria Mr CUI Jianchun to the party’s Wadata Plaza headquarters on friday.
A statement by Ike Abonyi, the media aide to Secondus, quoted the PDP chairman saying that China has done well in the engagement of their youths and Nigeria has a lot to learn from them.
Secondus said that PDP places much premium on the Nigeria youths “because the future of the country rests squarely in their hands.”
He expressed regret that the ruling All Progressives Congress government, allegedly through their policies and actions, has continued to undermine “this very critical sector of our society.”
Prince Secondus also told his guest that although China operates a different model of democracy, Nigeria, particularly party administration, has a lot to learn in the management of political parties.
The PDP boss said that China’s breakthrough in virtually all areas of human development, especially in modern technology should be a huge lesson for Nigeria that has the population potential but has not been able to harness them.
Prince Secondus noted that in the 16 years of PDP in federal power it did much with the Chinese government especially in rail transportation, Aviation and other infrastructural developments.
He said that PDP is returning to power at the center in 2023 and hopes to collaborate with China to tap the huge potentials in our country that APC mis rule is inhibiting.
“We are returning to power in 2023 and hope to do business with you as we did when we were there. Nigeria wants to be where China is in the area of technology because we have vibrant and intelligent youths who can take this country even to moon,” Secondus said.
Earlier the Chinese Ambassador Jianchun had traced the good relationship between his country and Nigeria and how it is their desire to deepen it.
The envoy said that the ruling Communist party in China desires to have a good working relationship with political parties in Nigeria.
He invited PDP to participate in the largest virtual political gathering of political parties and groups in China scheduled July 6, 2021.
Some members of the PDP National Working Committee, NWC were on hand to receive the Ambassador.