The crisis rocking the leadership of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) seems not to be over as Uche Secondus who was reinstated by a Kebbi court this week after being suspended by a High Court in Port Harcourt was conspicuously absent in the 92nd National Executive Committee meeting of the party which was presided over by Elder Yemi Akinwonmi on Saturday.
Akinwonmi assumed the position of acting National Chairman of the party after a court order restrained Uche Secondus from the role.
In a letter made available to Channels Television, Secondus asked Akinwonmi to preside over Saturday’s meeting in his absence.
“I hereby request you to preside over the National Executive Committee meeting of the Party, taking place today, 28th August, 2021@ 12 noon, in my absence,” the letter read.
Why he ceded his position to his deputy in the meeting is still a mystery.
At Saturday’s meeting, Akinwonmi said consultations within the party are yielding desired results.
He condemned the country’s deteriorating security situation and high cost of living owing to the weakness of the naira against other currencies.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jubril, said the problems in the party are not insurmountable.
He noted that challenges and disputes are a fact of life in any party, but how they are resolved matters most.
He advised the party not to fail Nigerians, as it remains the last hope of citizens.
There is no way the PDP can win elections if it is divided, he added.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, also expressed confidence in the party’s internal mechanism to resolve its crisis.
He also took a swipe at the incumbent government, insisting that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government has taken the country backward since they came into power in 2015.