There are palpable fears in the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as to whether the forthcoming national convention of the party scheduled for October 30 and 31 will hold.
Recall that there is a court case over the removal of Prince Uche Secondus, who has insisted that he must complete his tenure, which will expire on December 9, 2021.
Since his suspension, Elder Yomi Akinwonmi, has been acting as the Chairman of the party. He presided over the National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings, where decisions were taken including the setting up of the convention committee.
Expressing his mind at the weekend, Prince Secondus said that he’s really under pressure for justice and would seek it anywhere to save the party from hirelings out to destroy and derail the focus of the party.
Secondus said that he didn’t go to court against the party but was dragged to court instead of by a person bent on hijacking the soul of the party.
Secondus, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Ike Abonyi denied any move to withdraw his case against the party from the court.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the media office wishes to restate that Prince Secondus is really under pressure for justice and would seek it anywhere to save the party from hirelings out to destroy and derail the focus of the party.
“The party leaders are aware of who went to court against it and knows what to do rather than indulging in the mind game. Nothing short of Justice and respect for its servants will save PDP from the hands holding now.
“For the avoidance of doubt the justice Prince Secondus is seeking is as enshrined in the party constitution which is Supreme and states clearly how a National Chairman and any National officer can be sanctioned even where there is a known beach talk less where this none,” he said.