An organisation within the Peoples Democratic Party, the PDP Renaissance Group, has expressed dismay on the position of the PDP Governors and other party stakeholders on the former National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus.
The spokesman of the group, Arc. Oladipo Oladimeji Samson, in a statement, said the PDP governors and stakeholders’ action might lead to the collapse of the party.
The group also expressed concern on what it called “the unguided statements” by some leaders, which have also worsened the crisis in the PDP.
The group said it condemned in its entirety, the governors and other leaders’ handling of the crisis rocking the party, saying it was unfortunate that the governors are bent on forcing out a chairman whose tenure expires in two months.
The statement said instead of the leaders closing ranks and providing a formidable opposition against the ruling government, they are busy using a ward chairman who has no power to discipline the chairman and using the judiciary to legitimize their unconstitutional actions.
It stated that recently, a statement was credited to one of the South-West governors, who boasted that nobody can stop the convention from holding, saying that it is an unfortunate statement and an aberration and affront on the judiciary.
The group added, “It is important to note that by PDP constitution, the ward cannot discipline a chairman and if this travesty is allowed to continue, it will set a dangerous precedence in our party. By the constitution of our great party, Secondus has a tenure that will last till December 9th. 2021. By our constitution, he is the one empowered by law to preside over processes leading to the convention and the convention itself.”
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