Group blames PDP National Chairman for party collapse in Niger State2 min read
From Mathew Jwantu Minna
A group under the aegis of ‘patrotic PDP members has accused the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus and former Governor of Niger State, Mr. Muazu Babangida of causing ‘cracks’ in the party’s Niger State chapter.
Leader of the group, Dr. Shem Zagbayi on Wednesday, said partiality by the caretaker committee and lack of will to hold congress in the past three months are sinking the party.
Other “artificial issues wrecking the party include “Illegal and contemptuous adjournment of party Congress with a view to favouring one a select against the Majority.
“Illegal reopening of sales of forms, 5 months after closure to favour some particular candidates for certain party positions.
“Refusal of the national chairman to acknowledge and meet majority stakeholders from Niger to be briefed on the true situation on happenings within the party in Niger state, this is very disturbing to say the least.
“Refusal to acknowledge and/or act on the unanimous decision of the stakeholders as communicated in a letter dated 7th may, 2020. Ditto the letter dated 1st July, 2020. Which according to him, seems more like an orchestrated plan to hoist an unpopular decision and candidate on the majority of the party members.”
“These actions are vehemently rejected, reprehensible and a spite on the hardworking and loyal members of this great party that have kept the party flag flying even after a key beneficiary of the party worked against it in 2015 and landing it in the opposition”.
Zagbayi lamented that people who voted against PDP in previous elections are being backed by the Party’s National Chairman, Chief Uche Secondus.
“We are aware that there are plans in which Chief Secondus’s name has kept flying that, akin to the fake, illegal brandishing of new forms 5 months after closure of sales, the national chairman has issued them with Congress result sheets to be filled and taken to Abuja, i.e his office for announcement of the unpopular candidate against the wish of the people in Niger State,” he stressed
The general implications of all these is growing lawlessness, impunity and dictatorial tendencies.