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Oyo PDP Dissociates From ‘Attack’ On Secondus

Posted: Jul 14, 2015 at 2:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oladele Ogunsola  –  Ibadan


Last week condemnation of the appointment of Uche Secondus as the Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by some members of the party in Oyo State has been denounced by the state chapter of the party.

At the Post-Election Review Sub-committee chaired by former Deputy Speaker, Emeka Ihedioha, which was held in Ibadan, the party members, under the aegis of ‘Oyo State PDP Like Minds’, faulted the Secondus appointment as misnomer, saying, “people with questionable character should not be allowed to hold positions within the party”.

Prince Uche Secondus

Prince Uche Secondus

Members of the group, which presented its position to the committee are Saka Balogun, Ayo Adeseun, Jumoke Akinjide, Hazeem Gbolarumi, Taoheed Adedoja, Soji Adejumo, Femi Babalola, Kunmi Mustapha, Bisi Olopoenia and eight others.

But, the Oyo State chapter of the party in a statement denouncing the group which was made available to journalists by its Publicity Secretary, Kehinde Salawu, described the position of the group as irresponsible, self-serving and needless.

The party, while restating its commitment and loyalty to the National Working Committee of the party led by Secondus also discredited the claim that the hijack of the party structure and imposition of unpopular candidates forced some people out of the party and led to its dismal performance in the last general election.

The party noted that the group should tell the world the negative role played by each of its members in the last election, including diverting funds meant for the PDP to sponsor other parties and openly supporting opposition candidates, among others.

Oyo PDP insisted that the attack on the leadership of Secondus by the group was not in the interest of the PDP, noting that the signatories to the statement were “self-conceited anti-PDP politicians and spent forces who are seeking relevance.

“The group should have learnt a lesson from its disgraceful outing at the Post-Election Review Sub-committee chaired by former Deputy Speaker, Emeka Ihedioha, where its position on Secondus was condemned and its sponsored protest failed to make a mark,” he added.