In their efforts to reposition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 general elections, governors elected on the platform of the party are plotting the removal of Prince Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the party, Daily Independent exclusively gathered.
Sources in the party told Daily Independent that Secondus, who was elected in December 2017 and still has a year to complete his current term “may not secure reelection for a fresh term even if he barely manages to survive till December 2021”.
It was gathered that since the exit of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in June, this year, some stakeholders in the PDP have been making silent agitations for Secondus replacement so that the party can also begin on a fresh slate.
It was also gathered that while Secondus got a respite from the party’s handling of the political crisis in Edo in which it accommodated Governor Godwin Obaseki who eventually won the state for the PDP, the recent loss of Ebonyi State to the APC has put the PDP chairman on the spotlight again as demands for his removal heightened.
One of our sources further added that the situation has become more complicated for Secondus owing to the antagonistic position of Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, who played a crucial role in his emergence as the PDP chairman in 2017.
According to him, Wike’s no love lost relationship with Secondus started in October 2018 after Atiku Abubakar defeated Wike’s candidate, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State to emerge as the presidential candidate of the PDP.
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