Plot To sack the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has taken another dimension, as party stakeholders, it was learnt yesterday, are presently shopping for replacement.
Those gunning for his removal, it was gathered are surviving founding fathers of the Party, former National officers of the Party, incumbent and former governors, former and serving members of the National Assembly of the Party, former and serving state Chairmen of the Party.
It was gathered that the arrow heads of the plot have already zero on a member from South West to take over the position from Secondus.
It was further learnt that the plan is all about the forthcoming 2023 elections and also that a committee has already been put in place to ensure that the plot succeed.
A source, who spoke to our correspondent, on the condition of anonymity said, “the plan now is to back Prince Oyinlola to lead the Party at this critical period to bail us out of the mess we found ourselves. This will also serve as a compensation to the South West Zone of our Party which was robbed of the position in the first instance.
“As we are now, almost all the state chapters of our great Party are in serious crisis. We lost most of these States and several seats at the National Assembly to the crisis due to poor leadership at the National level and we cannot wait to have a repeat in 2023.
“Our elected governors are not on the same page with our National Executive Committee (NWC). You can hardly see only two or three of them at our National Secretariat now except for the last NEC meeting during which eight of them came because of the new alignment going on in the party with the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal becoming the new Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum.
“Even the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who is believed to have single handedly worked for the emergence of Prince Secondus as our National Chairman is no longer on the same page with him for obvious reasons of what happened in Port-Harcourt when Wike’s preferred and anointed candidate lost the party’s presidential ticket to the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“Today our once vibrant National Assembly Caucus is in now disarray due to personal and selfish interest of an individual, some of our staunch members who make things happen in the National Assembly, their States, Zones and at the National level were placed on indefinite suspension because of minor issues which a competent and neutral National Chairman could have resolved amicably.
“This illegal suspension has even divided the NWC of our party as a ranking member once came out to say that the extension of the one month suspension of the law makers at House of Representatives was never discussed or approved at any of their meetings, so, who is fooling who?
“Also the party’s founding fathers and former national officers of the Party are complaining bitterly that they are in the dark in the administration of the Party as it was the case in the past when they normally consult them on critical issues before decisions would be taken and they are now crying out that they will no longer ‘sidon’ look and allow things to go haywire.
“So, we have a tradition in PDP in effecting changes of leadership since inception and this one will not be different.”