The previous governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Henry Seriake Dickson, has warned at hand over the Individuals’s Democratic Occasion (PDP) construction to the calls for of those that wish to overthrow the occasion, saying it might result in implosion.
Dickson famous that after observing the rising rigidity, recriminations and direct assault on the nationwide president, Prince Uche Secondus, and members of the PDP’s nationwide working committee (NWC), some leaders of the occasion, he determined to talk.
He referred to as on an emergency Nationwide Govt Committee (NEC) to take acceptable selections to stabilize the occasion, in gentle of the rebellion by some members of the NWC, insisting nevertheless that any NWC wishing to resign ought to contemplate the final curiosity of the occasion and make a rethink.
In a press release made accessible to The Guardian, the previous governor, who chaired the PDP Reconciliation Committee from 2013 to 2020 and was former chairman of the PDP Governor’s Discussion board, defined that, following the structure of the occasion, “the NWC has the facility to make replacements.”
That’s how the PDP’s Nationwide Youth Chief, Comrade SKE Udeh-Okoye, in a press release from his media assistant, Okah Ewah Edede, regretted that after his look on nationwide tv, the place he referred to as for Secondus to resign as nationwide president, a variety of unfavorable allegations have been made about his motion.
Whereas stressing that his name was not searching for any private resentment or parochial sentiment, Ude-Okoye stated his motion was primarily based on the will to see the success and progress of PDP.
Itemizing the perceived shortcomings of the nationwide president, the nationwide youth chief stated: “Because the starting of the time period of Prince Uche Secondus as nationwide president of PDP, he has not gone to any PDP or State that’s not. PDP on a mobilization transfer He additionally firmly refused to take heed to the recommendation of benevolent occasion leaders on tips on how to lead the PDP’s affairs.
“Prince Uche Secondus has not been capable of handle correctly and correctly the inner conflicts and contradictions that shake the PDP. This lack of ability to handle the battle has led to the mass protection of PDP leaders within the APC to the federal government, thus weakening the opposition ”.
He disclosed that the PDP governors, occasion leaders, members of the NWC, NEC and BOT have all tried to handle the Second Prince and his abysmal model of management within the hope that he’ll take heed to the voice of cause and can change his model.
“However, sadly, that doesn’t appear to be the case because it appears rooted in its damaging management model that has led PDP right into a gap of distress, distress, disillusionment and despair.
“It’s strictly for these causes and different misconduct, nothing private, that the PDP’s Nationwide Youth Chief, Comrade SKE Udeh-Okoye, thought of it to be each an moral and patriotic responsibility for members of the PDP occasion. PDP and Nigerians name for the resignation of Prince Uche. Secondus in order that one other succesful hand can start the method of rebuilding and therapeutic the occasion. ”
He stated: “I subsequently name on the Nationwide President and different members of the NWC in accordance with the occasion’s structure to instantly conduct acceptable consultations by the states and areas from which these officers have resigned and instantly submit these replacements. to ratification by the NEC. “
A part of the assertion says: “One has kept away from making statements as a result of we imagine the occasion has inside mechanisms and management ranges that may deal with it and I used to be in truth conscious that BOT members, governors and different elders, the reconciliation committee, collectively and individually, have made efforts to resolve a few of these disputes and challenges that have an effect on the steadiness of the occasion.
“As everyone knows, some officers of our occasion resigned yesterday and we should thank them for his or her companies, but when their resignation is meant to trigger disaster within the occasion, we should all condemn him and people behind him.”
Senator Dickson has ordered the nationwide president, Secondus, and his NWC to make use of their powers underneath the structure to self-discipline the erring members concerned within the notorious plot to destroy the occasion. ”
“The PDP is greater than any particular person and may now not tolerate folks with disorderly ambitions to destroy the occasion, which belongs to all Nigerians. Individuals with ambition ought to know that except the occasion is stabilized and strengthened, their ambition could have no penalties even when it separates them.
“If the PDP is lowered from a celebration for all to a celebration for just a few, it’ll lose its level of sale and plenty of members and leaders could have no alternative however to evaluate their members,” he remarked.
Whereas noting that PDP is now not a governing occasion, the previous governor reminded occasion supporters that the occasion “doesn’t have the time, sources and mechanisms to resolve the problems that may emerge from an interim committee, which is able to launch extra points earlier than the nationwide conference and primaries on the federal and state ranges.
His phrases: “I warn all those that are behind this disaster to not depart any opening to APC to use with its management of presidency sources and machines.
“We will be taught all from the APC problem that got here with the appointment of an interim committee that is nonetheless happening. With solely 4 months to the tip of the present working committee’s time period, it does not make sense. neither push nor drive a resignation, nor drive the appointment of an interim committee to a celebration with officers who’ve a assured constitutional mandate.
“Moreover, with solely a few 12 months to go earlier than the nomination of candidates in gentle of the continued draft modification to the present electoral acts, it is unnecessary to as soon as once more push a divisive agenda that the occasion could not have the time sources to. and the mechanism for resolving earlier than the nomination and first processes which by their nature are divisive ”.
Dickson stated that “the main focus and singular purpose of PDP for now, if we’re critical, needs to be to stabilize and strengthen the NWC by supporting it and correcting something which will go flawed at dwelling quietly, whereas placing all our efforts into it. process of figuring out and choosing credible candidates and guaranteeing honest primaries ”.