The national Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has said he will not step down despite mounting opposition against his leadership.
Some youths of the party protested at the Wadata Plaza Headquarters of the PDP yesterday that Secondus should step down. The youths protest also coincided with the PDP governors meeting, the governor of Sokoto who’s also the chairman of the forum, Aminu Tambuwal said the meeting will resolve the crisis in the party after the final deliberation and decision today.
Also, yesterday the PDP caucus in the House of Representatives passed a vote of no confidence on Secondus and the national working committee of the party.
It will be recalled that seven deputies of the NWC had resigned, calling on Secondus to step aside.
Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike who was instrumental to the emergence of Secondus appears to be through with him. He’s been accused as working through different organs of the party to remove Secondus ahead of the party’s convention in December.
Part of the allegations against the Secondus led NWC was that he has failed to provide a credible alternative to the All Progressives Congress despite its alleged lackluster performance.
He’s also been accused of inability to prevent the mass exodus of the National Assembly members of the PDP and three governors to the APC.
The governors will announce its decision today as the party members waited with bathed breath what will be the fate of Secondus.