Convention: PDP South-East caucus endorses Secondus for National Chairman

Uche Secondus Photo: PointBlank News

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South-East caucus says it has endorsed Uche Secondus as its preferred national chairmanship candidate for the Saturday national elective convention.

The National Vice-Chairman (South-East) of the party, Austine Umahi, disclosed this at a media conference after the caucus meeting on Friday in Abuja.

Mr. Umahi said the caucus took the decision after a careful consideration of Mr. Secondus’ “content and character.”

“We, the stakeholders of PDP South-East geo-political zone, have examined all the people vying for the national chairmanship position of our party, PDP.

“We wish to commend, highly, all the aspirants especially on how they have conducted themselves during their campaigns fully aware that this is an internal party affair.

“We are very conscious of the personality of who becomes the national chairman of our great party for the next four years.

“Based on the fore going, we have unanimously in our today’s stakeholders’ meeting, decided that we will back an aspirant that has character and content.

“In this circumstance, and without prejudice to the right of other aspirants to this national chairmanship position, credible and transparent election, we have decided to back and vote for Prince Uche Secondus,’’ he said.

He said the caucus was solidly behind Mr. Secondus for the position of national chairman of the party.

Mr. Umahi added that the stakeholders also endorsed some other candidates in the positions zoned to the South-East.

The candidates, he said were: Austin Akobundu, Udeh Okoye and Alphonsus Gerard for the positions of National Organising Secretary, National Youth Leader and Deputy Financial Secretary.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was attended by South-East PDP leaders, including the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Ebonyi Governor, Dave Umahi and former Ebonyi governor, Sam Egwu.

Former Senate President Adolphus Wabara and ex-Abia governor, Theodore Orji, former PDP national chairman, Vincent Ogbulafor, a one-time Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, were also in attendance.

The PDP governorship candidate in the Nov. 18 Anambra governorship election, Oseloka Obaze, among others also attended the occasion.

(NAN)


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  • chinedu

    Mr Secondus appears arrogant going by his response to questions by Channels television correspondent showed on Friday 8/12/17. I don’t see the party going far with such a leader. Unfortunately he is backed by an equally arrogant governor Wike. I think it would have been better strategy to go for a level headed south west candidate to help galvanize support for the party in the west. This will enable them compete effectively against the APC.

    • Arabakpura

      That’s your wish! Ironically, politics is not played like that! I had credited Wike with little political intelligence but he surprised me today when I listened to his reasons! He is also a fearless character and I would subscribe that the people of SS invest in him!

      • chinedu

        Not wish. It’s a simple objective and logical reasoning. If the south west put their acts together,they will win and strategically it’s better for the party

        • Izedomi Ohirein

          Don’t mind them.
          That is how they shot themselves in the mouth and turnround to blame others.

        • Arabakpura

          There is no way the SW will win with what’s on ground! Wike’s argument is very sound! Even when a Yoruba – Obasanjo was president, the Yoruba did not vote for the PDP! If you want to kill PDP, give the chairmanship to the SW!

      • Izedomi Ohirein

        That does not bother me , as long as ndigbo don’t cry marginalisation when the loose after selling their votes to Wike.
        I do not subscribe to SS dream, what ever his motives. Will SS help Edo State recover their 30 Oil wells seeded to other states?.
        SS did not make Anenih chairman of PDP or Oyegun chairman of APC.

        • Arabakpura

          It doesn’t matter any more and shouldn’t bother you!

          • Izedomi Ohirein

            Everyone matter, moreso, those shooting themselves in the mouth and blame everyone else but themselves.

          • Arabakpura

            It does not matter at all; don’t cry more than he who is supposed to cry; laugh rather!

          • Izedomi Ohirein

            I am telling them that they have no right to cry, and stop disturbing our peace. They started Nigerian problem of today in January 1966.
            They are at it again blaming everyone but themselves and their corrupt leaders.

          • Arabakpura

            They don’t care and are not bothered by what you think though you have a right to think something! So. It’s up to you and your choice to keep thinking and talking; they simply don’t care!

          • Izedomi Ohirein

            Thanks.
            I know how unreasonable they can be. Keeping them quiet, will not make them realise their foolishness either.

          • Arabakpura

            How then can you help a broken-waisted man? Kill yourself to do that?

          • Izedomi Ohirein

            I appreciate your your concerns.
            They are not the type of people, used to realising when they are wrong. They will trample on you and turn around to blame you. They have to be told to short up.
            Igbos are not the only Nigerians with something to complain about.

  • Izedomi Ohirein

    They appear to have sold their votes to Wike now, if they loose and left out out of scheme of things, they will cry merginalisation and biafra utopia, that does not exist.
    God save us from self destructive enemies within.

    • Nigerian My country

      You wanted them to come and support who? ,It is democracy,they have the right to support whomsoever they deemed fit for the job.let your chameleon race make their own choice and let the best win.

      • Izedomi Ohirein

        They should not cry merginalisation , after backing a wrong horse in a democratic race.
        You loose, you loose and not begging for favors after selling your votes.

      • BABUYANMA

        Democracy, or IBOS selling their souls as usual?

    • chinedu

      You should realize that Biafra and Nigeria politics are two different things with key players diametrically opposed. So don’t mix them up.

  • Nigerian My country

    To me as a person,i would prefer Gbenga Daniel or Jimi agbaje,i think that the SE pdp should have allowed delegates to vote according to their conscience.but another angle is that they may be carrying a bigger picture of supporting one of their own .

  • BABUYANMA

    The IBOS can’t wait to show their hate towards the Yorubas. They never support us, and we always feed them.

    • chinedu

      It’s not about tribe. It’s more about political reasoning and ability to strategise correctly.

  • aisha ani

    Looks like APC is about to welcome some new members from PDP.