By Dirisu Yakubu

Former acting national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and a national chairmanship aspirant, Prince Uche Secondus has pledged to give every party member a sense of belonging if given the mandate at the December 9 convention of the party.

Prince Uche Secondus, Acting National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Prince Uche Secondus

Prince Secondus said under his stewardship, the party would witness a robust leadership style capable of taking the PDP to a new level.

A statement from Secondus’ media office and signed by Ike Abonyi said the aspirant stated this in Abuja while addressing North Central delegates to the convention.

Secondus told the delegates that included former Governors, former Ministers, old and serving Senators and members of House of Representatives and other chieftains of the party that PDP  is at a cross road and needed a leadership that would hit the ground running.

“Our party at the moment is not at a comfort zone and therefore requires purposeful leadership as it cannot afford any waste of time.

“ With election around the corner, there is no time to learn. The party needs an experienced person and I think I have it having served the party at various levels meriterously.

“Let me assure you that as your national chairman, I will deliver votes and if I can’t deliver votes from my constituency I should resign,” he said.

He further reminded the delegates how he saved the party from a possible constitutional crisis by ignoring the promptings of the former acting national chairman, Alhaji Áli Modu Sheriff, who wanted him not to preside over the Port Harcourt convention and which became the grounds for the Supreme Court to dismiss the former Borno State Governor.

“If you give me your mandate, under my watch, I will decentralize power to states and get our members more involved in the running of the party.

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