The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has told South Africa that Insecurity is Nigeria's biggest headache.
PDP Chairman Tells South Africa Insecurity is Nigeria’s Biggest Headache
While receiving the South African High Commissioner, Thamsanga Dennis Mseleku at the party's Wadata Plaza headquarter in Abuja on Wednesday, Prince Secondus said, "Nigeria is distressed as a result of the security challenges, we need help from anybody who can help in ideas and other logistics to bring peace in the land".
The national chairman also stressed the need for PDP to work with the African National Congress, ANC, a political party in South Africa.
According to him, working together will save and deepen democracy in Africa.
Prince Secondus said that his party has a lot to learn from ANC which he described as a mass movement.
He said that Nigeria has a lot to learn from South Africa in the conduct of the free, fair and credible election which is one of the biggest challenges of Nigeria's democracy.
Prince Secondus also commended the South Africa government particularly, President Cyril Ramaphosa for the uncommon interest they showed in Nigeria's Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala that led to her victory at the contest for the World Trade Organization, WTO, Director-General.
In his remark, the High Commissioner expressed the desire of his home government to continue to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
He said that Nigeria and South Africa must come together to save the continent pointing out that "there is no hope for the continent if the two countries fail to work together."
The High Commissioner also observed the frequent movement of politicians from one party to the other, noting that South Africa suffered similar things in the past until it found a stabilizing way by removing carpeting crossing in their constitution.
The High Commissioner was accompanied to the PDP headquarters by 1st Secretary Boipelo Lefatshe while members of the NWC received them with the National Chairman.