- Samson Omale
PDP Postpone NWC Meeting Indefinitely, Suspends Secondus
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has postponed indefinitely its National Working Committee (NWC) meeting of earlier scheduled to take place today
The deputy national chairman (South) of the party, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, announced this in a press release, dated 24 August, 2023.
The indefinite postponement of the meeting is coming on the heel of a Port Harcourt, Rivers State High Court judgment, on Monday evening, which barred the embattled national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, from acting in that capacity.
The court pronouncement also directed Secondus to stop parading himself as a member of the main opposition which has been besotted with leadership crisis.
With the judicial pronouncement, Prince Secondus has been restrained from summoning and presiding over the meetings of any of the organs of the party.
The PDP deputy national chairman (South), Elder Akinwonmi, said, by the virtue of the provisions of the party’s constitution, he was empowered to summon and preside over party meetings in the absence of the national chairman.
He (Akinwonmi) cited Section 35 (b) of the PDP Constitution to support his action and said in view of the prevailing circumstances, and in the exercise of his powers, as entrusted on him by the PDP Constitution, he deemed it proper to postpone indefinitely the NWC meeting of the party.
Akinwonmi said the NWC meeting has been postponed till further notice to allow for broader consultations, and in the overall interest of the party.