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PDP Crisis: I will not resign, Secondus replies ‘tiny minority’

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, says he will not resign his position.

Secondus said this in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Mr Ike Abonyi, in Abuja on Monday.

The national chairman also said that so far nothing warranted his resignation from the party position

He said: “Those tiny minority calling for my resignation should come clean and tell party members across the country my offense why I should resign.”

Secondus said that he would remain focused and committed to the ideals of the party which he swore to protect and defend upon his election to lead the party 44 months ago. 

NewsWireNGR recalls Peoples Democratic Party House of Representatives caucus, have demanded the immediate resignation of Secondus to save the party from collapse.

This was part of a two-point resolution arrived at after a virtual meeting of the caucus in Abuja, on Saturday.

The PDP Reps Caucus in the resolution “urge the current National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus) to consider making the necessary personal sacrifice worthy of a leader in the party’s current and future interest with a firm assurance of honourable regard and appreciation by the party leadership now and in years to come, by honourably resigning his position as party chairman immediately, to allow the party an early start.”

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The caucus while lamenting the crisis rocking the party explained why it was dissatisfied with the leadership style of Secondus.

“The National Chairman seems much more contented with occupying the office and therefore preoccupied with holding onto his position rather than preparing for next elections; this explains for his inexplicably missing endless opportunities that ought to have been utilized for consolidating a viable opposition; skewing party congresses to favour personal future ambition and frustrating genuine party members across states which has resulted in mass exit of party members at the National Assembly.

“There is no clear road map, blueprint or policy programme for the PDP by the Chairman, thus the party is allowed to flow with the tide, only showing up with weak press releases once in a while without commensurate sustainable action.

“Notes too that the lax and bedroom managerial attitude of the Chairman who runs the party from his home and only surfaces in the party office for meetings, coupled with several promises without commensurate action has led to inept management of complaints, despondency amongst members and consequently an exodus of members of the party at all levels, including a member of the Board of Trustee of the party.” The statement read.

“Whilst these misfortunes befell the party and concerned party members are busy trying to stem the tide, the party Chairman has carried on as if all is well and does not appear to see the caldron awaiting the party if it continues on that trajectory.

“Secondus contributed notably to the party in the past, cogent accusations currently being levelled against his leadership far transcend personal issues as there is an established consistent and persistent pattern of inadequate consultations, even with members of the PDP House Caucus, thereby giving rise to hitherto unspoken feelings of intra-party alienation in several quarters including in his NWC. Such has manifested into, or encouraged or fueled the exit of many prominent and highly-experienced party members with many more at the brink of leaving, if nothing is done fast.

“Concerned that a further three months under the ruler-ship of the Chairman will do grave injustice to the party and put us in a precarious situation as every hour should matter now.”

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