Uche Secondus, the acting National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, May 21, 2015, attended a closed door meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan.
Also present at the meeting were the other remaining members of the party’s National Working Committee.
Although, there had been a previous meeting between the President and Secondus on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 that held shortly after the resignation of Adamu Mu’azu as Chairman of the party. The Thursday meeting was an enlarged version.
Secondus emphasized that neither the resignation of the PDP chairman nor the party’s BOT chairman, Chief Tony Anenih was as a result of pressure and that they both resigned voluntarily. He said that the calls for the rest of the NWC to step down was unconstitutional.
After the meeting, while speaking with State House correspondents, Secondus said that members of the NWC had found it necessary to meet with the President to discuss the party’s development and next step as he is the party’s national leader. He said that the new leadership would sit and ‘re-organise and re-invent’ the party.
He said, “You know that (call for the resignation of NWC members) is not right, it is unconstitutional because the chairman did that voluntarily and the BoT Chairman also did that voluntarily.
“Some of the other offices have tenures. At the end of our tenure, if we are re-elected, fine, if not, fine. That is the right thing to do. There is no reason for us to resign because we have worked hard.”