- National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has been asked to resign immediately
- The call was made recently in a communique by the caucus in the House of Representatives after a virtual meeting
- Also, the lawmakers said the chairman failed to carry members along and would wreck the party if he is allowed to go on
A message has been sent to the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus. The message was sent by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives.
According to the lawmakers, the embattled chairman must resign from office immediately.
In a statement made available to to Legit.ng, the call was made after a virtual meeting on Saturday, August 8.
Those who signed the statement include Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers) and deputy leader, Chukwuka Onyema (PDP, Enugu).
They claimed that the recent woes befalling the party occurred because of the “bedroom managerial attitude” of Mr Secondus.
They also accused Mr Secondus of not carrying party members along, adding that if he was allowed to continue in office in the next three months, the party would be in grave danger.
However, in another report by This Day, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, claimed there was no online meeting by the leadership of the house over the chairman's fate.
“No online meeting or any meeting in any form whatsoever of PDP members in the House of Representatives was held, to discuss, let alone arrive at any decision regarding the National Chairman or any issue related to the disagreements in the PDP."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the PDP Frontliners, a stakeholders’ group under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called for the immediate resignation of the party's national chairman, Uche Secondus.
A statement sent to Legit.ng indicates the group made the demand at a press conference in Kaduna on Sunday, August 8. Alhaji Hussein Mohammed (president), Moses Abidemi (secretary) and Dan Okafor (publicity secretary) reportedly spoke on behalf of the group.
They claimed Secondus who have allegedly put up a below-average performance is much eager to remain in office rather than allow vibrant changes that would prepare the party for electoral victory in 2023.
Secondus fails to take advantage of APC crisis
Mohammed, the group's president, said Secondus failed to take real advantage of the ruling APC’s glaring errors and inadequacies.
He also claimed the Secondus leadership is too cold and aloof to the prospects of vigorous politicking that the party needs for the 2023 elections.
According to the group's president, several federal legislators, governors and even a member of the PDP Board of Trustees, groups are contemplating leaving PDP if Secondus fails to resign.
The PDP Frontliners said among those who are set to leave the opposition party should Secondus refuse to step down is Engineer Buba Galadima.
The group urged the PDP Board of Trustees, the PDP Governors’ Forum and the PDP Caucuses in both chambers of the National Assembly to ensure Secondus resigns.
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Arewa PDP Support Group asks Secondus to resign
The northern group which claimed to represent the interests of politicians from the 19 northern states and Abuja, urged Secondus to step down to save the party from total collapse.
It made the demand at a press conference in Kaduna state on Friday, August 6.