Connect with us


PDP lawmaker demands Secondus resignation over members’ defection to APC



A member of the House of Representatives from Taraba State, Rimamnde Shawulu, on Wednesday, demanded the resignation of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, over the mass defection of party members to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Shawulu, who made the call in a letter addressed to the PDP chairman in Abuja, decried the rate at which the party was losing members to the APC in recent times.

He also demanded the resignation of members of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) for the same reason.

He said: “On Tuesday, four members of the House of Representatives from Zamfara unexpectedly defected from the PDP to APC.

READ ALSO: PDP: Afegbua threatens to sue Secondus for N3bn, insists he must account for ‘looted’ N10bn

“Dear Chairman, Sir, events in the last two years call for sober reflection and sacrifices by both the leadership and membership of the party and it is necessary you set the ball rolling so that the party will come back to life and be seen as a viable alternative to the ruling APC.

“Then, will its doors be seen to be opened to the millions that want to come into the party to mobilise Nigerians to take back the country from the iniquitous forces that have seized it by the jugular.

“This was the opinion of party members and leaders when Dr. Adamu Muazu resigned as chairman of the party. You took over to enable the party to regain momentum.

“Presently, without discounting the efforts and sacrifices you have made, it is obvious that our party is in far worse circumstances than when Muazu left the scene.”

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now