PDP Party Chairman Uche Secondus Speaks on Removal

The embattled Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP Chairman Uche Secondus has denied stepping down from his position in the opposition party.

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has denied media reports that he has stepped down from office.

In a statement issued by his media adviser, Ike Abonyi, Secondus said his absence from the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting was in obedience to a Cross River state High Court order barring him from parading himself as chairman of the party, noting that he remains the PDP chairman until the expiration of his tenure in December.

“Prince Secondus was only obeying an interim order from the Cross River state High Court by his unavoidable absence at the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting on Saturday,” the statement stated.

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“As a law-abiding citizen who believes in the rule of law as a foundation for democracy, I chose to remain away out of respect for the courts.

“Prince Secondus’ four-year leadership term, which began on December 10, 2017, will expire in December 2021.

“By issuing this statement, the media office wishes to warn media outlets and members of the public, particularly PDP supporters, to dismiss any report implying that he has resigned.”

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