Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will today decide the fate of the party’s national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal would chair the meeting scheduled to hold in Abuja.
The meeting is billed to discuss the internal crisis that led to the resignation of seven deputy national officers of the party a few days ago and to review the circumstances leading to calls for Secondus’ resignation.
Secondus is under intense pressure to resign before the expiration of his tenure in December 2021, when another national convention would be held for the election of a new crop of NWC members.
Daily Trust reports that some PDP bigwigs are not comfortable with Secondus sequel to the gale of defections that has hit the party in recent times.
Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi; Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle and Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, many senators, members of the House of Representatives and other prominent stalwarts have dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in recent time.
Secondus is also accused of not carrying other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) along in the scheme of things.
But the PDP helmsman said a few days ago that those plotting his removal were doing so to hijack the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Sources at the PDP national secretariat confided in our correspondent that the governors’ meeting is aimed at providing a soft landing for Secondus.
It was gathered that the governors would also discuss strategies aimed at winning the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State, as well as how the party should fare in the build-up to the 2023 general elections.
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Following the resolution and directive of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Governor Ahmad Fintiri of Adamawa State has reconciled all the aggrieved aspirants who contested in the party’s primary poll ahead of the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State.
Fintiri, who spoke with reporters in Abuja, also announced the appointment of Senator Uche Ekwunife as the PDP Campaign Director for the election.
Uche Ekwunife came third at the June governorship primary election of the PDP after Valentine Ozigbo who came first and Obiora Okonkwo who came second.