The Peoples Democratic Party PDP Caucus in the house of representatives has resolved to formally ask the BOT and the Governors Forum of the party to ensure immediate and firm resolution of current challenges facing the party.
This according to the caucus is to enable a re-engineering, re-focusing process that would restore party members and millions of other Nigerians’ hope and confidence in the PDP.
In a statement signed by the chairman, Mr Kingsley Chinda, the caucus urged the current National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus to consider making the necessary personal sacrifice worthy of a leader in the party’s current and future interest with a firm assurance of honourable regard and appreciation by the party leadership now, by honourably resigning his position as party chairman immediately, to allow the party an early start.
The caucus expressed concern that while Chief Secondus contributed notably to the party in the past, cogent accusations currently being levelled against his leadership far transcend personal issues.
“There is an established consistent and persistent pattern of inadequate consultations, even with members of the PDP House Caucus, thereby giving rise to hitherto unspoken feelings of intra-party alienation in several quarters including in his NWC. Such has manifested into or encouraged or fueled the exit of many prominent and highly-experienced party members with many more at the brink of leaving if nothing is done fast.
Also concerned that a further three months under the ruler-ship of the Chairman will do grave injustice to the party and put us in a precarious situation as every hour should matter now.”
“Whereas members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and millions of Nigerians nationwide anticipate vigorous and well-coordinated issue-based national opposition; preparations towards a national convention as well as the 2023 general elections, much confusion, finger-pointing and needless noise around the party’s national headquarters have obfuscated the noble objectives and lofty ideals of the PDP and democratic opposition politics in Nigeria.”
The caucus noted that these have resulted in the mass exit of party members at the National Assembly.