Pdp Convention and the valuable lessons which Nigerians have albeit learnt from the party is quite invaluable.
The former ruling political party has been in disarray since the period it faced a dastardly defeat at the hands of the All Progressive Congress at the 2015 General elections.
Most people must’ve heard about the saga surrounding the Pdp convention and it’s recent elections which emerged with Prince Uche Secondus as the Chairman of the New Party. For those who do not know “Uche Secondus”. Uche Secondus was the former Deputy National Chairman of the party born 22 March 1955, a Nigerian Politician and elder statesman from Rivers State.
He defeated all the aspirants of the party who contested for the coveted position held in Eagle Square, Abuja. While announcements of the party’s elections were held on Sunday, it was revealed that Secondus had a strong political backing from 11 Pdp governors as they stood in solidarity with him throughout the exercise. From the PDP convention, it was quite evident that at the forefront of Uche’s support were governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Governors Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State who canvassed for support openly for the new party chair.
Evidently there are some paid and pained loosers who want to discredit the credibility of the elections through tribalism and the so called blackmail “unity list”. I wouldn’t mind mentioning the ruling party at the forefront.
Recently Apc came out to make conjectures about the game not being free and fair, even as far as to taunt Pdp with the saying that, “A leopard cannot change its spot”. From my point of view this is nothing more than a failed tactics, an attempt to hide behind the lies and propaganda they seem to have been feeding Nigerians for the past few years. Laughable I bet at best.
From what we know Uche Secondus had unflinching support from the PDP governors especially the Northern caucus apart from Professor Jerry Gana and Senator Ibrahim Mantu becaus he was the toast of the governors and the majority members of the party.
Quite saddening was the pure fact that, most Western “Yoruba” so called ‘Political Analysts’ saw Secondus’ victory as an ejection of the yoruba race from the PDP party structure especially those ones who I can’t remember their names came on Channels National Television recently to mis-talk a whole lotta thrash, forgive me to say.
Those who contested against Secondus were Dr. Raymond Dokpesi who travelled far and nationwide to campaign with his endless rhetorics on AIT, Prof Tunde Adeniran, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, Chief Olabode George who announced his withdrawal from the race shortly before the commencement of the exercise because he saw some party hostilities against him, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, Chief Gbenga Daniel, Mr Jimi Agbaje and Aderemi Olusegun. All in all there were 7 aspirants from the Soth West Zone and 2 from the South South.
Secondus’ victory is an ideal example of faithfulness even in the face of a Buhari Government by a particular region who have faced untold hardship all because they did not and would not vote for him during the past and next coming elections.