PDP group seeks Secondus’ resignation over party’s dwindling fortune
A group of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members, under the umbrella of PDP Frontliners, yesterday, protested against the handling of the party by the National Chairman, Uche Secondus, as they asked for his immediate resignation.
According to the group, the significance of a national political party such as the PDP far surpasses any individual’s agenda to perpetuate himself in office.
Addressing journalists in Kaduna, yesterday, the PDP Frontliners said: “Despite a below-average performance in the face of limited challenges, Mr. Secondus is much eager to remain in office rather than allow vibrant changes that would prepare the party for electoral victory in 2023.”
The PDP Frontiers, led by Alhaji Hussein Mohammed (President), Moses Abidemi (Secretary), and Dan Okafor (Publicity Secretary) expressed disappointment that “rather than stem the membership hemorrhage in PDP in favour of the ruling All progressives Congress (APC), Secondus chooses to preside overgrowing anarchy that may hinder PDP’s reconciliation process and rob the party of great chances in 2023.
“Instead of being allowed to sit pretty over an imagined fiefdom, Secondus, who ought to have gone a long time, must go now.”
Secondus, they claimed, has never proven to have any capacity for being a political war general, and his laissez-faire style of leadership during preparations for the 2023 general elections can only culminate into really atrocious results.
“We appreciate his past contributions towards building PDP but in the face of current realities, Mr. Secondus needs to rethink his insistence about continued leadership of PDP; he should also consider public repudiation of alleged moves to lobby some party leaders for an extension of his tenure,” they stated.
“He never attends to administrative work, never holds formal meetings with other organs of the party, doesn’t even know his deputies, zonal excos, and members of state excos are called only in emergencies’ exhilaration, and there is no programme of activity for the party.”