- Wike has insisted that he would not withdraw is case against Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP
- According to the Rivers state governor, he lack confidence in the national chairman to keep agreements
- Governor Wike said this in a meeting with the Senator David Mark-led committee set up by the PDP
It seems the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has really incurred the anger of Nyesom Wike, the Rivers state governor.
Despite all entreaties, Wike has vowed not to withdraw the lawsuits against Uche Secondus. According to Wike, he does not trust the chairman to honour agreements.
The bid by Secondus to seek re-election and the determination of the Rivers State governor to stop him is reported to be the genesis of the crisis.
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The Mark-led panel had met with Secondus and Wike with a proposal that they both withdraw pending lawsuits to pave the way for the peaceful resolution of the crisis.
PDP elders meet Governor Wike
In a related development, members of the PDP reconciliation committee led by a former Senate President, David Mark, recently visited Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.
Mark and seven other members of the committee on Tuesday, August 31, held talks with Governor Wike over the crisis in the party for about three and a half hours.
The committee tabled a three-point agenda, including asking Wike to prevail on Rivers PDP members to withdraw the court case which led to the suspension of Secondus as national chairman
After 7-hour meeting, PDP governors reveal how APC will be defeated in 2023
Meanwhile, Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party says they are now working together for the opposition party to present a unified force in the 2023 general elections.
The chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, disclosed this on Wednesday night, September 8, after the forum's meeting held in Abuja.
Governor Tambuwal said the closed-door meeting on the party’s forthcoming national convention, which started around 3pm and lasted about seven hours was very fruitful.
Secondus resumes office at PDP's HQ after the court order
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Secondus on Friday, August 27, stormed the Wadata Plaza secretariat of the party alongside scores of his supporters.
It was reported that the embattled PDP chairman entered his office ahead of the National Working Committee meeting.
Secondus resumed on Friday in line with another court order issued by a Birnin Kebbi high court which reinstated him as chairman.