POLITICS: PDP crisis: Strong chieftain bent on hijacking party – Secondus
Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has raised an alarm over plots to hijack the party.
Secondus alleged that a certain “strong” PDP chieftain was bent on hijacking the party.
Although he did not identify the chieftain, Secondus claimed that the person is working to diminish his image.
Secondus wondered why a member of the party would be calling for a Caretaker Committee.
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His remark was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Ike Abonyi, issued on Wednesday titled, ‘Who is after Secondus and why is somebody in love of caretaker?
The statement reads partly: “The media office of the National Chairman is privy to intelligence that the strong party chieftain bent on hijacking the party structure for destruction is still on the loose with the main agenda of denting the image of Prince Uche Secondus the National Chairman.
“Reports reaching this office show clearly that this character is deploying all devious means to try and diminish the person and character of the National Chairman with a view to having his way of ultimately hijacking the structure for his disproportionately large ambition.”
Meanwhile, a member, Board of PDP’s Board of Trustees, BoT, Sen. Joy Emordi, defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Several chieftains and state governors on the PDP platform have defected to the ruling APC in the past few months.