Secondus Denies Friction With Wike, Says APC Destroying Democracy


    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    The media office of the National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied existing disagreement between Prince Uche Secondus and the Rivers State Governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike.

    This was contained in a statement signed by the SA Media to the National Chairman, Ike Abonyi, made available on Sunday, in reaction to a publication on a national daily.

    “Thisday newspaper on Sunday published a story in its political notes column with the above headline insinuating a non-existent issue  within the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, trying to make their large reading public misread the situation in the party.
    “The story claimed among others that there is a disagreement between the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike such that could affect the party’s operations.
    “This is not true, and since the premise is wrong the conclusion cannot also be right. It’s a faulty reasoning that renders argument invalid,” it said.
    The media office of the National Chairman  categorically and unequivocally stated that the PDP is a political party of Nigerians that cannot be in control or direction of one individual or group.
    “And history is a witness that those who tried to control the party in the past failed woefully because it derives its existence from the people and indeed Nigerians, hence its name and motto, ‘power to the people,” it said.
    The PDP Chairman said that the story is therefore, not true as the he along with members of the National Working Committee (NWC), are effectively piloting the affairs of the party to the satisfaction of majority of its members and leaders across the country. 
    “And Governor Wike as one of the effective PDP state Governors is also delivering democracy dividends to the good people of Rivers State.
    “For records, the office of the National Chairman of PDP wants to put it on record that the real headache of the party is the steady destruction of democracy tenets by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and in particular the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to put into action the speedy Electoral reform so that votes of Nigerians can count.
    “Also as a huge headache to PDP today is the insecurity situation in the country that has not only remained a threat to democracy but to the corporate existence of the country.
    “The office of the PDP National Chairman therefore desires that innuendos of any kind aimed at injecting bad blood in the party should be disregarded and seen as a distraction from the real focus of getting APC out of the way to save Nigeria.”


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