Abuja - Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have asked the party’s acting National Chairman, Uche Secondus to step down from the office.
The governors directed Secondus to hand over to the party’s National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo in line with provisions of the party’s constitution.
In a communique issued at the end of their meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, the governors frowned at the refusal of Secondus to respect the judgment of an Abuja high court ordering him to vacate the office for a member from the Northeast zone to take the position.
The governors also chided a former Political Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak for what they described as his unacceptable conduct.
Gulak had on Wednesday invaded the party secretariat in Abuja and declared himself the party's new National Chairman.
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Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, who is also the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, signed the communique of behalf of his colleagues.
The communique reads:
“We take cognizance of the judgment by the court in Abuja which ordered the acting chairman to vacate office for any other person from the Northeast zone of Nigeria.
“Our party constitution has enough provisions for that and the necessary process has been put in motion.
“The invasion of the party headquarters by Ahmed Ali Gulak who reportedly assumed the chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party is regrettable and condemnable,
“The appropriate organs of the party will meet soonest to elect a national chairman of the party from the appropriate zone"
- News 24