The National chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Secondus Prince Uche, rejected requests to resign.
He said this in a brief press release from media assistant Ike Abonyi.
There is a crisis rocking opposition parties as political leaders struggle to contest their structures before the 2023 elections.
The latter fought to keep his presidency while Wike led the movement to get him out before the party’s national convention.
In one meeting, the Board of Trustees asked him to find a peaceful solution to the crisis that rocked the party, clashes broke out between Secondus and the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike.
The statement read: “The national leader of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has stated that he will not resign.
Prince Secondus said so far no one had guaranteed his resignation and that the small minority who wanted his resignation should educate party members across the country about their crimes and tell them why he should resign.
“He said he would remain focused and committed to the ideals of the party which he vowed to defend and in his decision to lead this great party 44 months ago.”
Previously, seven members of the PDP National Executive council had resigned.
The seven national officers of the party who resigned included the Deputy National Financial Secretary, the Deputy Legal Adviser, the Deputy National Auditor, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, the Deputy Women Leader and the Deputy Organising Secretary.
PDP club, others want Secondus to resign.
Members of the House parliamentary group of the People’s Democratic Party are demanding the immediate resignation of the party’s federal chairman, Uche Secondus, to save him from collapse.
This is part of a two-point resolution reached after the virtual meeting of the caucus in Abuja on Saturday.
It was contained in a document titled, “Resolutions reached at an online meeting of the PDP caucus of the House of Representatives on Saturday, 7th august, 2021 in respect of current concerns over party leadership.
“Officially calling on the BoT and the PDP Governors Forum to ensure an immediate and decisive resolution to the current challenges to facilitate a process of reformation and reorientation that will restore the hope and confidence of party members and millions of other Nigerians in the PDP as an alternative to the current dysfunctional, irresponsive and rudderless government of APC with its attendant suffering, miseries, political deceit, economic woes, insecurity and all-round disappointment foisted on favor millions of Nigerian families across the federation, and;
“Insisting that the current national president, Prince Uche Secondus) considers making the necessary personal sacrifices as a leader for the present and future interests of the party, with a firm promise of respect and recognition by party leadership now and in the years to come. , respectfully, to resign immediately as party chairman so that the party can have an early start . “