By Emmanuel Enebeli
OSOGBO/Nigeria: The forthcoming Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), National Convention which will produce the new elected party executives after the prolonged legal crises may witness some upset as a group in south west of the country has pitched their support for former Acting National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus candidacy.
The group, the Oodua PDP Alliance, in a press release signed its leader, Hon Hakeem Ogunsola, while calling those from the area to drop their bid to be the National Chairman of the party, said the South West had has affirmed that they are not ready for the chairmanship position, and thus should go to south south, which for now is the main base of the PDP.
“We want to note that rebuilding the PDP and winning power back in 2019 demand a chairman with solid home base, deep experience and capacity to face the power of incumbency. We need Prince Secondus to lead this electoral and political battles to rescue Nigeria and change the fake change”, the statement noted.
The group which claimed to have members across the six south Western states announced its resolve to mobilise the Yoruba axis of the PDP for Prince Secondus ,describing the Rivers state politician as “tested, experienced and competent to lead the party.
“How can you be going for chairmanship when there are better bargaining to strike? How can you hope to lead the party when your zone is not a stronghold of the PDP? How can you even be taken seriously when many of your aspirants carry heavy baggages? We don’t want party chairman in South West. Let Secondus have it”, the group opined.
“Secondus has party leadership experience nobody can rival. He has the boldness, the national recognition, the will and the passion to pilot the affairs of the party. He is the best to lead the party at these critical times”.
“With this press statement, we are putting the whole nation on notice that we align with South South and Prince Secondus. We have commenced advocacy and mobilisation and we urged South West aspirants to drop their ambitions and bargain for better national governmental positions “,the statement concluded.