The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for backing Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is emerging as the first female and African Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Uche Secondus the party’s National Chairman, gave the commendation in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Mr. Ike Abonyi, in Abuja yesterday.
Secondus described the epoch achievement of Okonjo-Iweala as historic, emerging as the first female and African D-G of the WTO.
He commended Buhari for putting aside political sentiment in backing both Okonjo-Iweala and Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), for the exalted international jobs.
He said Okonjo-Iweala’s victory coming shortly after the re-election of Adesina as the AfDB President, gladdened particularly the PDP who he said brought Nigeria’s best heads into government.
The PDP national chairman said that the victory of Okonjo-Iweala in the highly contested global position mirrors the greatness of tomorrow’s Nigeria.
“Okonjo-Iweala’s victory is a reward for hard work and commitment to excellence as she demonstrated in all positions she held nationally and internationally.
“This savoring news coming at this time that the nation is witnessing her worse is relieving and hope to rise that a greater tomorrow awaits this land.”
Secondus also commended the international community particularly the ECOWAS and the African Union, AU, for showing brotherhood when it was highly needed.
He prayed to God to grant her daughter all she would need, including wisdom, the intellect, and a discerning mind to lead the World trade.
The 27 EU governments agreed on Monday in Brussels to support Okonjo-Iweala, over Yoo Myung-hee, of South Korea while okonjo-Iweala polled 104 votes from 164 members countries.
Meanwhile, The US was blocking the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next head of the World Trade Organization.
The WTO DG is expected to be announced on or before November 7.