Nigeria’s former ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) broke into factions in the last general elections over leadership and chairman tussle culminating into her fall at the polls.
The internal crisis within the party seems not over yet as several bigwigs throw their weights behind their preferred chairmanship candidates.
New reports have it that, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state has declared his support for the acting national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus.
Dickson , in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary,Daniel Iworiso-Markson maintained that, “There can’t be a vacuum and as servants of the law, we must be seen at all times to be people who are duty bound to uphold the law and to do the right things at all times in the eyes of the law.”
The Bayelsa Governor also condemned Ahmed Gulak for imposing himself as the national chairman of the party.
It will be recalled that, Gulak on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, arrived at the PDP national headquarters, Abuja, and immediately addressed a news conference announcing himself as the new PDP national Chairman.
The PDP Governors’ forum also issued a statement, through its chairman, Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state asking Secondus to step down and let the national secretary take over.
Secondus on his part, issued a statement through the PDP National Legal Adviser, Mr. Victor Kwon saying “There has not been any change whatsoever in the leadership composition of the party at the national level.”