Convention: Elect vibrant, young leaders - PDP South Africa

Friday, 08 Dec, 2017

Secondus is now vying for the National Chairmanship position of the party.

The convention slated to hold at the Eagles Square in Abuja on Saturday, December 9 will be critical to the future of the PDP as a new national chairman of the party is expected to be elected.

The petition added that Akobundu did not resign his position as vice chairman of the PDP in the zone when he was appointed as the Minister of State for Defence in 2014.

He warned that party leaders and delegates should avoid patronizing Wike and other governors by "Imposing" Secondus.

Makarfi in a statement by his spokesperson, Mallam Mukhtar Sirajo, yesterday, said "Senator Makarfi was asked what threat the return of Atiku Abubakar to the party portended to the aspirations of others who had either made their intentions known or those, who, like him were rumoured to be nursing such ambition".

He said: "We want a chairman that will be able to run the administration of the party and bring right candidates that will be flag bearers for elections, especially at the state levels". If the PDP's interest is to regain power to provide better governance than the present government, it must prove so by allowing the decisions of the delegates to determine who becomes its chairman.

While he said that President Muhammadu Buhari was not part of the plot, he however called on him to urgently investigate the allegation and ensure that the convention was not disrupted by some "overzealous elements in the APC government". Nigeria cannot afford to have a one party state as our current political class has shown that they lack the capacity and discipline to lead and govern with bold ideas that could easily transform the nation. Did the PDP say why they are saying we are afraid?

According to the petitioner, Akobundu action was a violation of the constitution of the PDP, which has rendered him unfit for contesting for the position of National Organising Secretary. This is the only way the people can really enjoy the dividends of democratic rule.