August 09, (THEWILL) – Members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the House of Representatives have demanded the immediate resignation of the embattled National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus.
The caucus said waiting for his tenure to lapse would further damage the party.
The caucus, led by Mr Kingsley Chinda, in a statement argued that the resignation of Secondus would be in the best interest of the party.
The caucus thereby enjoined the Board of Trustees (BOT) and the Governors Forum of the PDP to ensure immediate and firm resolution of current challenges bedevilling the party.
While lamenting the crisis rocking the party, the caucus explained why it was dissatisfied with the leadership style of Secondus.
It noted: “The National Chairman seems much more contented with occupying the office and therefore preoccupied with holding onto his position rather than preparing for next elections; this explains for his inexplicably missing endless opportunities that ought to have been utilised for consolidating a viable opposition; skewing party congresses to favour personal future ambition and frustrating genuine party members across states which has resulted in mass exit of party members at the National Assembly.
“There is no clear road map, blue print or policy programme for the PDP by the Chairman, thus the party is allowed to flow with the tide, only showing up with weak Press releases once in a while without commensurate sustainable action.
“Notes too that the lax and bedroom managerial attitude of the Chairman who runs the party from his home and only surfaces in the party office for meetings, coupled with several promises without commensurate action has led to inept management of complaints, despondency amongst members and consequently an exodus of members of the party at all levels, including a member of the Board of Trustees of the party.
“Whilst these misfortunes befell the party and concerned party members are busy trying to stem the tide, the party Chairman has carried on as if all is well and does not appear to see the caldron awaiting the party if it continues on that trajectory.
“Secondus contributed notably to the party in the past, cogent accusations currently being levelled against his leadership far transcend personal issues as there is an established consistent and persistent pattern of inadequate consultations, even with members of the PDP House Caucus, thereby giving rise to hitherto unspoken feelings of intra-party alienation in several quarters including in his NWC. Such has manifested into, or encouraged or fuelled the exit of many prominent and highly-experienced party members with many more at the brink of leaving, if nothing is done fast.
“Concerned that a further three months under the rulership of the Chairman will do grave injustice to the party and put us in a precarious situation as every hour should matter now.”