Fresh Crisis Hits PDP As New Faction Rejects Secondus Leadership


Barely 24 hours after the peace meeting between the ‘Fresh PDP’ and the leadership of the Uche Secondus-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) another fresh crisis we gathered surfaced as the new faction rejects Uche Secondus’ leadership.

A former national chairman of the PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, had, on Saturday, presided over a marathon truce meeting with purported leaders of the ‘Fresh PDP’ and a few chieftains of the PDP where the two parties in dispute openly declared an end to hostilities.

The ‘Fresh PDP’ was represented by one Chief Olukayode Akindele as “chairman”, Godwin Duru and Franklyne Edede. While Akindele did not contest for any position at the December 9 convention, Duru and Edede had contested and lost the positions of National Organising Secretary and National Youth Leader in that order.

After the closed door meeting with the Nwodo group, Akindele, on behalf of others, had announced the voluntary dissolution of the Fresh PDP.

But in a swift reaction, Obi-Nwosu Emmanuel said Akindele and his team that met with the PDP chieftains are impostors.

Emmanuel, who referred to himself as the “Director General” of the Fresh PDP, in a statement on Sunday, described the action of the Akindele group as “shameful and most pathetic show of unbridled poverty and greed”.

According to him, Akindele and his team did not have his (Emmanuel’s) authority as the “Director General” to enter into any deal with the leadership of the party.

The statement, dripping with caustic innuendoes, said among others

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