PDP crisis: Fresh PDP announces plan to displace Secondus, Governors’ Forum

The aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, under the banner of ‘Fresh PDP’ have announced their new plan to inaugurate what it called the authentic National Working Committee, NWC, of the PDP on January 22, 2018, to replace the Prince Uche Secondus led committee.

The ‘Fresh PDP’ has its national secretariat at Asokoro, in Abuja, where the parallel NWC would be operating against the Prince Uche Secondus-led NWC which is operating at the Wadata Plaza, Wuse zone 5, also in Abuja.

While speaking with reporters in Abuja, leader of the splinter group, Emmanuel Obi-Nwosu, said they would “fight to the finish” until the result of the PDP December 9, 2017 national convention which produced Prince Uche Secondus as national chairman was cancelled and a fresh convention organized.

The Fresh PDP also said hence forth, it would not allow the PDP Governors’ Forum to function, arguing that the Forum was alien to the party’s constitution.

Obi-Nwosu said, “Finally, the inauguration of the authentic National Working Committee (NWC) of our great party will take place on Monday, the 22nd of January, 2018. This is to enable all members of the NWC who travelled out for holidays to return.

“Only organs of the party as duly recognized by the party’s constitution shall henceforth function as stipulated in the constitution. To this end, the hitherto oppressive and retrogressive anti-democratic PDP Governors’ Forum which is completely alien to the party’s constitution is hereby proscribed.

“The recommendations of the well constituted strategy and Inter-Party Committee; which was jettisoned by the defunct National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the party; will be revisited with a view to ensuring its full implementation.

“No more shall our party entertain any form of list, whether unity or divisive. The party’s constitution shall be followed to the latter in the conduct of all future party elections. What happened at the Eagle Square does not require reconciliation but restitution.

“What we are doing is to ensure that what was done wrong is done right. What we need in PDP now is thorough internal party democracy,” he said.