EXCLUSIVE: PDP crisis escalates further as four NWC members threaten to resign


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The crisis in the major political party in the country, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a turn for the worse as Four members of the national working committee (NWC) of the party have threatened to resign their positions.

For the record, the NWC is the executive committee of the PDP sees to the day-to-day running of the party. It comprises 12 members who are elected every four years and it is headed by the national chairman.

In a report monitored on The Cable, four members of the NWC threatened to resign if the leadership crisis jolting the party is not resolved.

The report also understands that one of them is Udeh Okoye, national youth leader of the party.

From the report, there is growing discontent with Uche Secondus as national chairman of the PDP with Kassim Afegbua, a member of the party, alleging financial malfeasance against the party’s national chairman.

The allegation, even though Secondus denied any wrongdoing and filed charges against the accuser, persists in the PDP circle.

This latest development in the party is coming a few hours after seven deputy national officers of the party resigned their positions, citing ”poor leadership” by Secondus-led executive of the PDP as their reason.

Reacting to the resignations, the PDP through Kola Ologbondinyan, its spokesman, said it activated an “internal conflict resolution mechanism” to reconcile aggrieved members of the party.

“The party will look into their grievances raised by members of NEC as well as members of the national working committee (NWC),” the statement said.Advertisement

Some members of the party have also called for the resignation of Secondus who is speculated to be staying put at the pleasure of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.

In recent times, the PDP has witnessed many exits of some of its stakeholders in recent times. Three governors, David Umahi of Ebonyi; Ben Ayade of Cross River, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara have left the party.

On Wednesday, Joy Emordi, former senator from Anambra and member of the PDP board of trustees (BoT), announced her defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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