- The national chairman of the opposition PDP, Uche Secondus, has finally replied to those calling for his resignation
- Despite the pressure on him to quit, Secondus said he will not resign from his position as the chair of the lead opposition party
- The PDP chairman said those calling for his resignation should justify their call by revealing the offence he committed
FCT, Abuja - Prince Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will not resign despite the mounting pressure.
Legit.ng gathers that Secondus made this known in a statement released in Abuja by his media aide, Ike Abonyi.
The embattled PDP chieftain said he will remain focused and committed to the ideal of the lead opposition party, Leadership also reported.
The statement reads:
“The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has said that he will not resign his position.
“Prince Secondus said in a short statement from his media office that nothing so far warrants his resignation from the party position and those tiny minority calling for his resignation should come clean and tell party members across the country his offense why he should resign.
“He said he will remain focussed and committed to the ideals of the party which he swore to protect and defend upon his election to lead this great party 44 months ago.”
Several PDP chieftains and groups have been demanding Secondus' resignation especially as the party recently lost some of its prominent members to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
PDP group demands Secondus' resignation
The PDP Frontliners, a stakeholders’ group under the PDP, is one of the groups calling for the immediate resignation of Secondus.
Secondus must go now: PDP group demands chairman's resignation, names prominent party chieftain set to defect
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.
PDP elders to determine Secondus' fate
Meanwhile, PDP stakeholders have lined up series of consultations and meetings to regain control of its national secretariat and relevant organs.
It is gathered that the moves to save the main opposition have been set in motion by the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT).
The committee will reportedly determine the fate of the Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) during its meeting on Tuesday, August 10.