PDP Youths Calls National Chair to Resign

Youths of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has joined calls to remove the party’s National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.

In a peaceful march across major streets in Abuja, the youth had demanded the immediate sack of Secondus on the grounds of spate in defections of some governors from the party to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC Secondus’ leadership style, among others.

The youths under the aegis of Save PDP Group arrived at the Wadata Plaza, national secretariat of the party,  with various placards bearing inscriptions, “Uche Secondus Must Go”, “We have lost confidence in your chairmanship”, “We cannot afford to lose more governors” among others.

They charged the national Chairman to heed the call and leave the office to pave the way for the repositioning of the party ahead of the coming general elections.

Leader of the protest, Comrade Tamunotonye Inioribo, who addressed newsmen at the party’s secretariat, faulted Secondus polarizing the party, adding that he should be blamed “for the defection of three governors and dozens of Senators from the party.”

Inioribo revealed that organs of the party including, the PDP Governors’ Forum, National Working Committee, National Executive Committee, “are all divided.”

He further accused Secondus of creating factions in states to achieve his selfish goal and noted that most party departments had been crippled due to what he called a deliberate attempt to weaken the party.

However, the Chairman, who had been worried by intense internal wrangling in the party, recently convened a stakeholders’ meeting to address issues raised by seven national officers of the party who resigned their positions last week.

Although a resolution was reached at the meeting to set up a reconciliation committee, calls for the national Chairman’s removal are yet to be halt.

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