- Seriake Dickson, the former governor of Bayelsa state has come to the defence of PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus
- The lawmaker representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District asserted that attempts to hijack the party could lead to an implosion
- According to Dickson, the party cannot afford the grave danger that will arise from appointing caretaker committee
Amid the crisis currently rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the opposition party has been cautioned against appointing a caretaker committee.
The senator representing Bayelsa West in the National Assembly insisted that PDP cannot afford the grave danger of appointing a caretaker committee.
According to him, such a committee would create more problems before the party convention and primaries at the centre and across the states.
BREAKING: Uche Secondus cries out, says strong party chieftain spending public funds wants to hijack PDP
The senator warned those behind the crisis not to leave any opening to the opposition to exploit the control of PDP's resources and machinery of government.
While noting that an attempt by a few persons to hijack the party could lead to an implosion, Dickson urged PDP leaders to learn from the challenge the All Progressives Congress (APC) found itself with after appointing a caretaker committee.
The former in defence of the PDP national chairman called on the Board of Trustees (BOT), the party's National Assembly caucus, elders and leaders of the party across the country to stand with Uche Secondus to prevent the party from the avoidable crisis.
In light of the the mass resignations by members of its National Working Committee, Dickson called for an emergency meeting by the National Executive Council of the party.
PDP crisis deepens as mass resignation hits party’s National Leadership
Earlier, the leadership crisis in the PDP deepened further on Tuesday, August 3, after seven national officers of the party resigned from their roles.
The party chieftains addressed their resignation letters to the national secretary of the party.
The PDP members alleged that they were being sidelined and unfairly treated by the national chairman.
Crisis in PDP deepens as three governors, stakeholders insist on Secondus’ resignation
Meanwhile, the call for the resignation of the PDP national chairman has split the party as the crisis reached its peak on Tuesday, August 3, following the resignation of seven members.
Some governors endorsed the resignation of Secondus, others want the party chairman to remain as the leader of the PDP.
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.
Source: Legit Nigeria