PDP Crisis: NWC Members Vote for Secondus’ Resignation

August 9, 2021
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*Protesters with different placards seeking PDP national chairman’s resignation

*Forward decision to Party’s governors’ forum, national assembly caucus

By Abraham Olatokunbo

National Working Committee (NWC) members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Monday in Abuja voted for the resignation of the Party’s national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.

The decision came on the heels of a flurry of calls and actions pressing the embattled national chairman to step down from his office to end the crisis currently brewing in the party.

At the meeting, which was held at the Transcorp Hilton hotel, Abuja, six of the nine NWC members present voted to have Secondus out of

*Protesters with different placards seeking PDP national chairman’s resignation

office while the other three abstained from voting.

This medium, metrowatchonline.com gathered that the six persons who voted for that the national chairmen should resign include Sen. Suleiman Nazif –Deputy National chairman (N),  Mai Adamu Mustapher –National Auditor, Rt. Hon. S.K.E Udeh- Okoye,  Amb. Taofiq Arapaja –National Vice Chairman (SW), (5). Chief Dan Orbih National Vice Chairman (SS), and  Chief Dr. Ali Odefa National vice Chairman (SE).

See Details of the statement…

PRESS STATEMENT

Sequel to the meeting held on the 3rd of August 2021 at legacy house where members of the National working committee (NWC) sat and decided that a meeting of the National working committee (NWC) should be held on the 8th of August 2021 at Hilton to further deliberate on the matter bedeviling the party, the meeting held and extensively deliberated, 9 members of the National working committee (NWC) agreed that the National chairman Prince Uche Secondus has grossly mismanaged the party , highly incompetent, factionalised the party and has lost the confidence of members of the party.

The matter of his resignation was put to vote , 6 members voted that he should resign and 3 members abstained from voting, therefore the meeting resolved to forward the resolution taken on the 8th day of August to the governors forum, the BOT, the national assembly caucus of both house of reps and the senate.
We call on all members of the party to remain calm as the party leadership is working tirelessly to resolve the leadership crisis.

In attendance were.
(1). Sen. Suleiman Nazif– deputy national chairman (north)
(2). Sen. Umar Ibrahim Tsauri — National secretary
(3). Alh. Mai Adamu Mustapha –National Auditor
(4). Abdulahi Maibasira — National Financial Secretary
(5). Rt. Hon. S.K.E. Udeh-Okoye —-National youth leader
(6). Amb. Taofiq Arapaja –National vice chairman (SW)
(7). Chief Dr. Ali Odefa National vice chairman (SE)
(8). Chief Dan Osi Orbih –National vice chairman (SS)
(9). Chief Theophilus Dakas National vice chairman (NC)
Those who voted in favour that Prince Uche Secondus should resign were
(1). Sen. Suleiman Nazif –Deputy National chairman (N)
(2). Alh. Mai Adamu Mustapher –National Auditor
(3). Rt. Hon. S.K.E Udeh- Okoye
(4). Amb. Taofiq Arapaja –National Vice Chairman (SW)
(5). Chief Dan Orbih National Vice Chairman (SS)
(6). Chief Dr. Ali Odefa National vice Chairman (SE)

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