The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has dismissed insinuations there are plots to remove him from office before the expiration of his tenure on December 10.
Some members of the opposition party have questioned the scorecard of the chairman but Secondus, in a statement by his media aide, Ike Abonyi, on Monday, said contrary to allegations that he has not “managed the party well”, his leadership has in the last three years increased the number of PDP controlled states from 11 to 16.
He stated that recently the National Executive Committee (NEC) praised the NWC for being the first in recent times to “render full account of the party’s finances and for the timely submission of audited account to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).”
The PDP chairman also faulted report that the leaders of the party in the South South were shopping for his replacement , stating that no meeting of the caucus was held to discuss anything of such.
Secondus added that recently the “NWC set up a high powered peace and reconciliation Committee headed by a former Senate President, Bukola Saraki with another former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim as member with other top leaders to reconcile and help gender peace in the party …
“In addition, the Chairman of PDP Governors Forum , Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state is working closely with the Secondus led NWC in all ramifications to grow and strengthen the party.”
Since the exit of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last year June, some stakeholders in the PDP have been making silent agitations for Secondus replacement so that the party can also begin on a fresh slate.
The Street Journal also gathered that while Uche Secondus got a respite from the party’s handling of the political crisis in Edo in which it accommodated Governor Godwin Obaseki who eventually won the state for the PDP, the recent loss of Ebonyi State to the APC has put the PDP chairman on the spotlight again as demands for his removal heightened.