PDP governors in crucial meeting ahead of Dec 9 convention in Enugu


Secondus was national chairman in acting capacity for a long time and it is quite uncharitable for any leader in the Southwest to now go ahead to canvass for anybody outside our zone.

Enugu - The 11 Governors of Peoples Democratic (PDP) are in a close door meeting in Enugu with the eight national chairmanship aspirants of the party ahead of the December 9 national convention of the party.

In his remarks, George's host, Ogidi, stressed the need for Chief George to be the next National Chairman of the party.

Each aspirant for the position of the PDP national chairman was given 20 minutes to state his programmes for the party and thereafter asked questions by the governors led by chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state.

They spoke yesterday, during the inauguration of the headquarters of the Ambassador Dare Bejide Campaign Organisation located on Ikere Road, Ajilosun, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

The release signed Yisa Gbegudu, the group's Publicity Secretary, stated, "Prince Secondus, by nature, is a person who does and gets things done by merit, the same way he wants Nigerians and members of the party to note that the position of National Chairman was zoned to the Southern region comprising of three zones, and that he has the legitimate and legal rights to aspire for the office. With also took time out to meet with our Chairmanship aspirants, believing that we are going to have a convention that all other political parties would emulate - convention that would represent the word, democracy, and serve as template for other political parties", he said.

"We discover of late that our brothers in the South-South said they want to contest the national chairmanship".

"God will forbid a situation in which our (national) chairman, after being elected at the convention will be having an EFCC case hanging on his neck for him not to be sent back to jail".

One of the stakeholders from the South West specifically told Daily Trust that the move by Fayose and Wike to make Secondus a sole candidate for the chairmanship post hit the rock following resistance by other governors and stakeholders.

Punch reports that the Ekiti governor, who said the PDP would be victorious at the forthcoming Anambra governorship polls and the 2019 general elections, also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the forthcoming Anambra governorship election in a free-and-fair manner "that will not only be credible but seen as credible and acceptable by all".

Also in attendance at the meeting were the Chairman of the party's National Caretaker Committee, Sen.