Why We Suspended Uche Secondus from PDP, Opposition Party Makes Serious Allegation
The chairman of Rivers State PDP, Desmond Akawor said that the suspension of Uche Secondus the party’s National chairman is true.
Akawor said one of the reasons they suspended Secondus was because he has not paid party fees
So far, Secondus has reacted to the allegations, claiming that only the party’s National Executive Committee of the party has the power to suspend him.
Port Harcourt, Rivers state – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of Rivers state has said the party has suspended the country’s president, Uche Secondus because he does not invest in the party.
The Punch reported that the PDP president for the southern state, Desmond Akawor, said this when he appeared as a guest on radio station 92.3 Nigeria Info on Thursday, September 2.
The Rivers State PDP has explained that the party suspended the country’s president, Uche Secondus, for non-payment. Photo Credit: Prince Uche Secondus
“As of today, he remains suspended. He was suspended at the Ward level, of course ratified by the local government area and the state level. As of today, he is no longer our national chairman.
“We now have an acting chairman. He (Secondus) completely derailed from the tenets of the party.”
Akawor made it clear Secondus didn’t pay for his dues
When asked why the PDP state did not want Secondus to be the party president, Akawor accused him (Secondus) of not paying his dues at the grassroots level.
The PDP chairman in Rivers State said he found this out when he wrote a letter to all departments in the state to provide the names of the dead party members, unpaid and escaped members.
Among the Wards that responded was Ward 5 in Andoni, and it clearly shows that he (Secondus) has not paid his dues.
In the Constitution of our party, it is an offence for six consecutive months, two quarters, if you have not paid your dues, your membership of the party is in question.”
Secondus reacts to the suspension.
Meanwhile, Secondus has said he is unhappy with his withdrawal from Rivers state by the PDP.
The second point of Secondus is that no one other than the members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) can remove him from office.
The vocal PDP leader gave this response on Wednesday, September 1, by his media aide, Ike Abonyi.
Ex-presidential aide made a comment that Secondus can’t be removed through illegal means
In an exclusive interview with Legit.ng, the former senior special assistant to vice president Namadi Sambo on media and publicity, Umar Sani, said Secondus is still the PDP president in the country.
“I am confident and optimistic that the party will bounce back. Secondus should be allowed to complete his tenure and if he so wishes to recontest he should be allowed to do so in pursuit of his fundamental human rights.”
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