Crisis: Arapaja, other PDP zonal chairmen ask Secondus to resign
Four national vice chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party have asked the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, to resign from the office.
Those who said this in a resolution included the National Vice-chairman of People Democratic Party from South-West Zone Ambassador Taofeek Oladejo Arapaja; South-South Zone Chief Dan Osi; South-East Chief Ali Odefa and North-Central Dankas Shau.
The resolution was contained in a statement made available to journalists on Monday by the media aide to Arapaja, Ibrahim Bamitale.
The national vice chairmen urged stakeholders to remain calm but said Secondus needed to resign to save the PDP from further disintegration.
The statement read, “In a bid to avert further crisis in the party, the national vice-chairmen of the party held an emergency meeting in Abuja on Sunday, August 8, 2021 to review the situation of the party.and resolved that:
“That the National Chairman of the party Prince Uche Secondus, should resign and save the party from further disintegration being witness presently in the party.
“That the resignation of its national officers is as a result of the inert leadership of the national chairman, and as well the movement of governors of the party to the failed ruling party.
“They as well resolved that all party stakeholders and party faithful should remain calm and resolute to the party as the party is the only hope of all Nigerians.”
When contacted on the statement, Arapaja told our correspondent on the telephone that Secondus must leave the party to make it possible to restructure.
He said, ” We issued the statement calling on Prince uche Secondus resign as the national chairman of the PDP.
“The party is sharply divided in every state and we cannot win any election this way. We lost three governors to the ruling party within a month.
“We cannot win election with the way the party is now and we need to reposition it ahead of the 2023 elections.