Sacking Current NWC Portends Danger, Secondus Warns PDP

Prince Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has warned the leadership of the party against sacking the National Working Committee (NWC).

At the NWC meeting which held on Thursday, the PDP Chairman said truncating the committee before his tenure expires in three months could plunge PDP into another round of crisis.

Secondus pleaded that the misunderstanding among stakeholders in the party should be resolved, adding that those who feel that he is not performing are entitled to their own opinion.

“Anything contrary to the smooth running of our party towards the remaining three months will not be good enough for our party.”

“Any dislocation will cost an infraction that will result to several unknown issues that we may not be able to come out of.”

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According to him, during the past three years and eight months that he has been in the saddle, things have been very smooth.

He said the the issues in the party are not new.

“After the main state congresses, both the public and our party, were looking forward to a smooth and peaceful convention which is coming up in December.”

“We believe the preparation is being done in the office of the National Organizing Secretary. Soon, the schedule of events, the timetable and other things shall be presented before the Caucus, BoT, NEC and all organs of our party for action leading to the convention.” he said

He lauded the BoT members for their support, while calling on leaders of the party to forge a united and formidable force to defeat APC at all levels come 2023.

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The meeting was attended by  National Secretary, Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri and Deputy National Chairman North, Senator Suleiman Nazif

Others include Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, Ex- Presidents of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, David Mark and Adolphus Wabara.

Also in attendance were former Kaduna state governor, Ahmed Makarfi, former Niger State governor, Babangida Aliyu, former Minister of Special Duties, Tanimu Turaki, Chief Tom Ikimi, former Katisna State governor, Ibrahim Shema, former Cross Rivers State governor, Liyel Imoke, former Osun State governor, Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola and former PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh.

The BoT members spent hours at the meeting, seeking to close ranks within the party ahead of its national convention in December.

But when the crisis could not be resolved, a reconciliation committee was set up.

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Our correspondent gathered that the BoT is interested in making sure that the national chairman maintains his position until December when the national convention is billed to produce newly elected members.

However, its not clear if it the BoT will back Secondus in the event he seeks re-election.

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