South-West PDP Rejects Bode George, Backs Uche Secondus
A South-West group in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Oodua PDP Alliance, has expressed its support for Uche Secondus as its choice for Chairmanship position of the party.
The group, in a statement signed by its leader, Hakeem Ogunsola, said the South-West geopolitical zone is not a strong base of the party, and thus should ask for another position.
“We want to note that rebuilding the PDP and winning power back in 2019 demand a chairman with solid home base, deep experience and capacity to face the power of incumbency, we need Secondus to lead these electoral and political battles to rescue Nigeria and change the fake change.
“How can you be going for chairmanship when there are better bargains to strike? How can you hope to lead the party when your zone is not a stronghold of the PDP? We don’t want party chairman in the South-West. Let Secondus have it,” the statement read in part.
Meanwhile, George, in his response, reiterated that he remains the best candidate for the position.
“We operate before with impunity without recourse to the constitution of the party. This time, God willing, we will respect the constitution. Our members should rest assured that the era of impunity is over.
“Anybody who intentionally disobeys the party’s constitution should be shown the yellow card. We have to be committed and loyal to the party’s constitution,” George said.