- Nigerian governors elected on the platform of PDP are determined to put an end to the party's leadership crisis very soon
- The stakeholders will continue with their meeting for a solution amid calls for the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus to resign
- Secondus has been under pressure to leave his position in the last few weeks by members of the PDP following the massive wave of defection that hit the opposition
Abuja - Amid the leadership crisis rocking Nigeria's number 1 opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, the Governors Forum said it would continue its meeting with other stakeholders as part of efforts to resolve the matter.
Premium Times reports that Aminu Tambuwal, the chairman of the forum on Monday, August 9, said that the governors discussed extensively matters concerning the party and are committed to resolving all issues.
Secondus: Plot to sack PDP chairman thickens as four national vice chairmen insist on his resignation
Tambuwal disclosed this while briefing journalists after the meeting of the PDP governors held for close to seven hours in Abuja.
It was gathered that the meeting which was held at Akwa lbom Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja started around 11 a.m and ended at 5 p.m.
The meeting was called following the resignation of seven national deputy officers of the party, who accused the national chairman, Uche Secondus, of incompetence.
PDP national chairman speaks on resignation
Earlier, Secondus said he will not resign despite the mounting pressure. The PDP leader said the "minority" calling for his resignation should explain his offence.
The PDP national chairman made this known in a statement released in Abuja by his media aide, Ike Abonyi. The embattled party chieftain said he will remain focused and committed to the ideal of the opposition party.
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).
Secondus may lose out
Meanwhile, the national chairman of PDP may lose his position any time soon as four of the six national vice-chairmen of the party insist on his resignation.
The PDP chieftains reached the resolution during an emergency meeting held by the national vice-chairmen of the party in Abuja on Sunday, August 8.
The decision was made known on Monday, August 9, by the national vice chairman of PDP in the southwest, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, through a statement issued by his media aide, Bamitale Ibrahim.