Secondus rejects calls for sack of PDP’s NWC
BARELY 24 hours after his assumption of office as the Acting National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Chief Uche Secondus has rejected calls in some quarters that other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party should resign, describing such move as unconstitutional.
Speaking with State House correspondents after leading other members of the NWC of the party to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Secondus also dispelled insinuations that both the former chairman of the party, Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu and the Board of Trustees, (BoT), Chief Tony Anenih were forced to resign, saying the two leaders left voluntarily on their own.
Besides, the NWC members, the governors of Bayelsa and Ondo States, Seriake Dickson and Olusegun Mimiko were also in attendance of the meeting, which lasted for over one hour at the President’s office.
Secondus said he and his colleagues in the NWC were in the Villa to interact with party’s leader, Jonathan. He also stressed the new leadership intended to re-organise and re-invent the party, and “to assure our teeming supporters and our loyal members that the party is intact without any problem.”
Saying that the calls for him and his other colleagues to resign, Secondus said, “You know that is not right, it is unconstitutional, because the (former) chairman did that voluntarily, and the BoT Chairman also did that voluntarily. Some of the others have tenures all of us, at the end of our tenure if we are re-elected, fine, if mot that is the right thing to do. There is no reason for us to resign because we have worked hard.”
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