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PDP Crisis Worsens As Ward Suspends Secondus

THE Peoples Democratic Party Ward 5 in Ikuru town, Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, has suspended the embattled National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus.

Secondus, a prominent politician from Andoni in Rivers State, was a former Rivers State chairman of the PDP, he also served as its National Organizing Secretary before becoming national chairman.

The PDP Ward Chairman, George Christopher, announced the suspension at the party’s extraordinary meeting at the party’s Secretariat at Ikuru, on Wednesday.

Eleven out of the 17 members of the executive endorsed the decision.

Christopher said, “The ward executive of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ward 5, Ikuru town; the leaders on the 31st of August, 2021, discussed issues that affect the party.

“Suspension of Prince Uche Secondus was done by the ward executive after a duly constituted ward meeting called by the Secretary on the instructions of the Chairman, according to the Constitution of our great party.

“The party at the ward further reaffirmed his suspension and thanked the party at the local government and state level for agreeing on the suspension.”

Also, a former chairman of Andoni Local Government Area and chairman, Disciplinary Committee in the ward, Benson Alpheus, said “Until further notice, our brother, Prince Uche Secondus, remains suspended. I want to thank you for coming and reaffirming the suspension of Uche Secondus.

“For now, until you hear from us again, Prince Uche Secondus remains suspended.”

Efforts to reach the State Chairman of the PDP, Desmond Akawor, for comments were futile. He neither picked nor returned calls to his mobile telephone calls.

He was yet to respond to a text message sent to him on the subject as at the time of filing this report.

When contacted, the Media Adviser to the National Chairman, Mr. Ike Abonyi said, “Am not aware (of the suspension) but only the National Executive Committee of PDP can suspend a national officer.”

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