By Dirisu Yakubu
Against the backdrop of reports that he has been suspended by the Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, suspended chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus has said only the National Executive Committee, NEC, has the power to do so.
In a late reaction on Wednesday night, Secondus through his media adviser, Ike Abonyi said those behind the report are bent on destroying the party.
“The media office of Prince Uche Secondus ordinarily should not be responding to every ‘noise’ in the media being engineered by those who set out to distract and destroy the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but it’s our responsibility to guide those who are easily persuaded by news in the media hence this response.
“Such action is a mere wish as Article 59(3) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the constitution states clearly that only the National Executive Committee, NEC of the party can discipline the National Chairman or any other National officer of the party.
“Members of the public and the media should therefore be wary of agents out to distract PDP from the focus of retrieving our beloved country from the irreparable damage already done to it by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC,” the statement read.