Prince Uche Secondus has resigned as National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
Although no reason was immediately adduced for his resignation, unconfirmed reports indicated that the embattled PDP Chairman stepped down following the outcome of the National Executive Council, ( NEC) meeting in Abuja, attended by major stakeholders and presided by the Acting National Chairman, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, with Secondus reportedly uninvited.
The meeting, which was said to have prioritised its chances for 2023, reportedly decided to take a bold step towards doing away with internal troubles that could further mar its chances in future elections.
Part of the outcome of its meeting on Saturday was the choice of Abuja as the venue for its National Convention scheduled for 30-31st October, 2021.
Secondus had suffered restraining orders from the Degema High Court in Rivers State and a Calabar High Court in Cross Rivers. However, a Kebbi High Court, another court of coordinate jurisdiction, on Thursday reinstated Secondus to his office.
A committee set up by the Party, headed by former Senate President, David Mark, had been mandated to reconcile aggrieved parties as party leaders believe that it was important for the division in the PDP to be bridged as the party remains the last hope of Nigerians.
Secondus had until Saturday afternoon insisted that he remained the National Chairman of the PDP, a statement by his spokesman, Ike Abonyi, disclosed.
Abonyi’s statement said Secondus merely stayed away from the NEC meeting in obedience to the Calabar Court order, adding that his tenure ends in December,2021.