#PDP: PDP Governors, NWC and Reps Divided Over Secondus Resignation

The fate of the leader of the People's Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, remained uncertain on Monday as a meeting of the party's governors ended in a stalemate. he was due to resign before the November party congress. 

In addition, the party's National Working Committee split on Monday with six members calling for Secondus to resign immediately. Recall that last week a crisis rocked the country's largest opposition party when seven members of the National Executive Committee resigned for rejecting the Secondus leadership style, although some of them later withdrew after the intervention of the PDP Board of Directors. The trustees who met on Thursday, the party leaders led by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, insisted on S econdus on the grounds that he was planning his re-election before the party's next national convention. 

The BoT set up a 35-member committee of elders at its meeting on Thursday, which would meet on Tuesday (today) to resolve the crisis. A meeting of governors was held on Monday to agree on a position ahead of today's meeting of party elders. It was concluded that Wike, who led the anti-Secondus forces, was trying to persuade his colleagues who support the embattled national president to resign. 

Sokoto's state, Aminu Tambuwal, maintained their position and insisted that the national President should terminate his term of office.After the meeting, which began at 10 a.m. at Akwa Ibom State Governors Lodge in Asokoro and ended at 4:07 p.m., Tambuwal told reporters that parliament would resume Tuesday. We will continue to meet tomorrow, problems will be solved as a family. Tambuwal said, "We have extensively discussed current issues related to our party. And we have jointly decided to continue to work together in unity. This meeting will continue tomorrow with other stakeholders." 

Very soon Nigerians will all hear our solution, but we are working to solve all problems, as a family and by the grace of God we will achieve them. The press conference ended abruptly, however, when a journalist asked if it was true that the governors of the second NWC had expressed their confidence. Wike, standing behind Tambuwal, shook his head, obviously indicating that no such action was being taken. 

But the governor of Sokoto state said, "Thank you gentlemen," and turned to his other colleagues. Other governors who attended the meeting were Oluseyi Makinde (Oyo), his counterparts in Delta and Edo, Ifeanyi Okowa and Godwin Obaseki, respectively.Others are Samuel Ortom (Benue); Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, (Enugu); Okezie Ikpeazu, (Abia); Adamu Fintiri (Adamawa); Bala Mohammed, (Bauchi); Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and Douye Diri (Bayelsa). Protesters in the National Secretariat of the PDP demand the resignation of Secondus While the governors met, a group of young party members stormed the National Secretariat of the party to demand the immediate resignation of the National Party. President for alleged incompetence. 

The members under the auspices of the Save PDP Group were at Wadata Plaza to express their displeasure. Most of the protesters carried placards that read "Uche Secondus Must Go", "We have lost confidence in your leadership", "We cannot afford to lose any more governors".

 The group, Tamunotonye Inioribo, accused Secondus of leading the party towards destruction, saying, "We cannot see an individual destroy what so many Nigerians have sacrificed to build." Under his supervision, many leave ours Leaders from north to south of this party, we have lost governors, members of the National Assembly, BoT members and ordinary members.Six NWC Members Insist on Secondus to Resign In a similar event, nine of the 19 NWC members held a meeting on Sunday evening, and six of them are said to have voted in favor of Secondus resignation call. 

The meeting was attended by the National Vice President (North), Senator Suleiman Nazif; The National Secretary Umaru Tsauri; National Auditor, Mai Adamu Mustapha; National Finance Minister Abdulahi Maibasira and National Youth Leader S.UdehOkoye. Others are the National Vice President (South West), Ambassador Taofiq Arapaja; National Vice Chairman.
 

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