Nigeria’s main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is in an emergency Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting in a bid to pacify the raging leadership crisis currently plaguing the fortunes of the party, in its bid to return to power in 2023.
The meeting which is currently ongoing at the Wadata Plaza venue of the Party Headquarters reportedly has in attendance, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Others in attendance are former Senate President and Chairman of the party’s National Reconciliation Committee, Bukola Saraki; former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu; among others.
2023.ng understands that recently about seven National Officers of the party resigned their positions in the party in protest of the leadership style of the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
On the said day of the resignations, the National Youth Leader of the party, Hon. S.K.E. Udeh-Okoye threatened to quit his membership of the party entirely if Secondus does not resign as National Chairman of the party.
At the ongoing BOT meeting of the party, this medium cannot verify for now, if the embattled National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, will be in attendance or not.
The tenure of this current National Working Committee (NWC) of the party as led by Prince Uche Secondus ends by December, having been elected in December 2017 for a term of four years elapsing by December 2021.
There are rumours that Secondus may present himself for re-election at the December 2021 National Convention of the party. In the wake of this current threat to his remaining months in office, which he alleged is due to some unnamed member of the party who he accused of funding members to revolt at him in a bid to disgrace him out of office ahead of time, whether he (Secondus) will still go ahead to stand for re-election in December is left to be desired as events unfold in the weeks ahead leading to the Convention.