The People’s democratic party, the PDP has been in the eye of the storm recently as a massive wave of defections has continually hit the party.
Some political watchers have heaped blames on the national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus for not being proactive while the party has blamed the APC for poaching their best members.
While the PDP is out to defend itself, it is worthy of note that politically, the party has been accused of not doing quite well as an opposition party as the political class is gradually turning towards the ruling APC.
The party has also, not been able to attend to the grievances of its members thus the defections.
Over the last months, 3 governors have defected from the PDP to the APC, also some members of the national and state houses of assembly have also defected from the PDP to the APC sending a signal that all is not well in the party.
In view of the obvious failures of the party in recent times, Governor Nyesom Wike has joined 2 other party members to call on the PDP chairman, Prince Uche Secondus to throw in the towel for his lackluster performance as party chairman.
While speaking during the birthday celebration of a former governor of Cross Rivers State, Liyel Imoke, the Rivers state governor who is not known to mince words, tongue-lashed the PDP national chairman and accused him of not leading the party properly.
Wike accused him of being the cause of the party’s woes as members keep defecting almost on a daily basis.
He had also accused Secondus of being the reason the party lost Cross Rivers state to the APC.
Apart from Gov Wike, some other PDP members have called on Secondus to resign owing to his lackluster performance.
Some of them include a member of the House of Representatives, Rimamnde Shawulu who called on Secondus to throw in the towel before the next general elections, because of his failure to stop the wave of defections from PDP.
Shawulu stated his position in a letter he wrote to a Secondus entitled: “In the Interest of our Party, Democracy and the People of Nigeria: Time To Do The Needful”
Without mincing words, he pointedly told the party Chairman to resign.
Former Commissioner of Information in Edo state, Prince Kassim Afegbua, also joined in calling out the PDP chairman as he warned that more party faithful would resign until Secondus accepts to resign and allow competent hands to guide the party.