Pressure mounts on PDP to zone 2023 presidential election to SE as party faithful’s wants Secondus out


The second term ambition of the national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, appears to have suffered a major setback.

This followed indications that governors elected on the platform of the opposition party may have finally decided to have him replaced ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

It was learnt that the governors want the Rivers State-born politician out, following the exit of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State from the party and rising speculations that more of their colleagues may leave the party over issues relating to Secondus’ handling of the zoning debate that has rocked the opposition party for a while.

Reports say the governors arrived at a conclusion during the week following revelations that numerous chieftains of the PDP, including governors, National Assembly members and other eminent party chiefs, who are under pressure from the national caretaker leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to defect, are biding time over the expected leadership change before making up their minds on what steps to take.

Umahi, who dumped the PDP last month, had said he moved to the APC because of the injustice meted out to the Southeast by the PDP.