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Gulak, Youths Want Secondus To Step Down, Run To Court


There are indications of a brewing crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the chairmanship position.

This comes on the heels of report on The Sun that angry youths and women stormed the Federal High Court premises in Abuja to demand that Chief Uche Secondus, the acting national chairman of the PDP should resign.

Naij.com recalls that the PDP and Uche Secondus were dragged to court by Ahmed Ali Gulak, a former special adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

Gulak filed a suit at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on November 19, challenging Secondus continue stay in office.

According to him, Secondus should vacate the seat for somebody from the Northeast to take over and complete the tenure of Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, who resigned after the March, 2015 presidential election.

Gulak is pleading with the court to restrain Secondus from parading himself as acting chairman and to compel him to cause a replacement from the Northeast as provided for in the party’s constitution.

However, Secondus will have to wait a little to know his fate as the case didn’t hold yesterday, November 25, the presiding judge was attending the All Judges Conference in Abuja.

Awaiting the arrival of the judge, angry youth led by their leader from Delta state, Prince Afoke Okporuwa, said they could not watch the PDP continue to suffer.

They urged him (Secondus) to adhere to the party’s constitution by stepping down.

However, due to the unavailability of the judge, the case was adjourned to Monday, November 30, 2015.

Speaking to newsmen, the petitioner, Alhaji Gulak said that Secondus had frustrated every effort to get the party to adhere to its constitutional requirement, at such the resort to judicial remedy was the way forward.

In the same light, Okporuwa stated that the youth and women were in the court to clearly ask Secondus to go.

“We are here today to state categorically that we do not support illegality, we do not support impunity; we do not support usurpation and more significantly, we do not support political exclusion,” he said amid shouts of “Secondus Must Go” from the over 2, 000 youth and women with him.

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Uche Secondus, who until recently was the deputy national chairman, took over from Adamu Mua’zu after he resigned from the office in May.

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