- Some stakeholders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are calling for the removal of Uche Secondus as the chairman of the party
- No fewer than seven senior members of the party resigned on Tuesday, August 3, giving Secondus' poor leadership as an excuse
- But some governors elected on the platform of the party led by Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state said that the crisis would soon be resolved
FCT, Abuja - The call for the resignation of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has split the party as the crisis reached its peak on Tuesday, August 3, following the resignation of seven members.
Legit.ng gathered that the members of the party's NWC who resigned on Tuesday, August 3, based their grouse on what they termed as Secondus' poor leadership.
The report noted that the governors took different positions for and against the Secondus-led NWC, saying that eight out of 14 governors are for Secondus while three are against him and that the remaining three are sitting on the fence.
A source reportedly said:
“The crisis in the party has caused a split among its governors. They are not on the same page despite last month’s meeting in Bauchi, where they appeared to be united. Secondus has pulled a counter-string by running to PDP governors and former governors."
Wike, Makinde, Fintiri reportedly want Secondus to resign as PDP chairman
It further noted that those opposed to Secondus and his team are Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa).
Governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Samuel Ortom (Benue) and Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom) are reportedly sitting on the fence.
Nigerian Tribune also reports that the governors called for calm, warning those they called detractors to stay off the main opposition party.
Governor Tambuwal stated that the governors have now summoned an emergency meeting to discuss the new rumblings in the party.
Prominent northern APC chieftain defects to PDP
It was reported that Adzape-Orubibi on Tuesday, August 3, said that she sent a formal notice to the chairman of the Kumakwagh council ward, Kwande local government of the state, Honourable Terwase Aheeve.
The APC chieftain said the decision is informed by the fact that the party no longer offers her the avenue to keep promoting political participation.