2023: Fresh crisis brewing in PDP
………as stakeholders shopping for replacement for Secondus
…….demand for return of Oyinlola
………South West may get National Chapman’s slot
A mother of all crisis is now looming in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, following an underground plans to remove the National Chairman of the Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus by concerned stakeholders ahead of the preparations for the 2023 general elections.
Findings revealed that the Concerned stakeholders include but not limited to the following, surviving founding fathers of the Party, former National officers of the Party, incumbent and former governors,former and serving members of the National Assembly of the Party, former and serving state Chairmen of the Party .
Already a Committee is being put in place to actualise the plot while the committee is also being mandated to bring back all noted members of the Party who had left for one reason or the other to rebuild it in preparation for the 2023 general elections in order to be formidable enough to slug it with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
It was gathered that some prominent members of the Concerned stakeholders have been mandated individually to meet with the former Presidents , Vice Presidents and National officers of the Party for consultations any movement from now over the development to seek for understanding in the overall interest of the Party.
This is coming just as it was gathered that the Stakeholders have concluded plans to put pressure on a former National Secretary of the Party, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola who was frustrated out but now in charge of the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, a coalition of registered Political Parties floated before the 2019 general elections against the APC, to return to the PDP immediately.
According to a member of the NWC, who did want his name mentioned,” the plan now is to bring back Prince Oyinlola to lead the Party at this critical period to bail us out of the mess we found ourselves, this will also serve as a compensation to the South West Zone of our Party which was robbed of the position in the first instance
“As we are now almost all the state chapters of our great Party are in serious crisis, we lost most of these States and several seats at the National Assembly to the crisis due to poor leadership at the National level and we can not wait to have a repeat in 2023
” Our elected governors are not on the same Page with our National Executive Committee, NWC, you can hardly see only two or three of them at our National Secretariat now except for the last NEC meeting during which eight of them came because of the new alignment going on in the party with the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambwal becoming the new Chairman of the PDP’s Governors’s Forum
“Even the Rivers State Governor, Barrister Nyson Wike who is believed to have single handedly worked for the emergence of Prince Secondus as our National Chairman is longer on the same Page with him for obvious reasons of what happened in Port-Hacort when Wike’s preferred and annotated Candidate lost the Party’s Presidential ticket to the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
” Today our once vibrant National Assembly Caucus is in now disarray due to personal and selfish interest of an individual, some our staunch members who make things happen the National Assembly, their States, Zones and at the National level were place on indefinite suspension because minor issue which a competent and neutral National Chairman could have resolved amicably
“This illegal suspension has even divided the NWC of our party as a ranking member once came out to say that the extension of the one month suspension of the law makers at House of Representatives was never discussed or approved at any of their meetings, so, who is fooling who?
” Also the Party’s founding fathers and former National officers of the Party are complaining bitterly that they are in the dark in the administration of the Party as it was the case in the past when they normally consult them on critical issues before decisions would be taken and they are now crying out that they will no longer sidon look and allow things to go haywire
” So, we have a tradition in PDP in effecting changes of leadership since inception and this one will not be different ”
Speaking at his maiden media briefing in Abuja , the new Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Gov Tambwal admitted that all was not well among the Party’s governors and promised to unite them so as to move the party to the next level of optimal performance in future elections and reclaim back the Presidency come 2023.