The South East zonal leadership of thr Peoples Democratic Party PDP, has congratulated Dr. Okonjo- Iweala, deecribing her as a “Great Nigerian, a Fine PDP Export.”
In a statement, the National Vice Chairman Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Southeast Zone, Chief Ali Odefa said, “I am proud to congratulate my sister and Nigerian Icon, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her emergence as the first ever African and female Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
“Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is woman who has distinguished herself nationally and globally, she is renowned development activist who believes in the ability of humanity to create a thriving global economy where all the peoples and regions of the world benefit as partners with common destiny in prosperity.
“Her appointment has not come to us in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a surprise as there is hardly any African more qualified for the top job that Dr. Okonjo-Iweala.
“The PDP is proud that Dr. Okonjo-Iweala whose exploit as an astute economist, and proud African was brought to fore through the government of the PDP in line with our belief and policy of harnessing good talents in the quest to create a better and prosperous society for our people has once again showcased the stuff we are made of.
“I am confident that Dr. Okonjo-Iweala would do Nigeria, Africa and indeed the black race proud just like other PDP exports, including Dr. Akinnwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank (AFDB), Ms Arunma Oteh, former Treasurer and a Vice President of the World Bank and Dr. Oby Ezekwesili a former Vice President (Africa region) of the World Bank, who in their various international assignments left no one in doubt about their ability and capacity to measure up and even tower above their peers in the top echelon of world affairs.
“I congratulate Nigeria, I congratulate the Peoples Democratic Party and I urge Nigerians to keep faith with our dear country Nigeria.
“There is indeed hope for this great nation of ours, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo –Iweala’s appointment is the elixir that we need to further firm up our hope in our determined pursuit to enthrone a country where excellence and merit are used as yardstick for elevation of individuals to public offices.
Congratulations Ada Igbo!”