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April 17, 2024

Secondus warns PDP against falling for ‘Wike’s gimmicks’

Secondus warns PDP against falling for ‘Wike’s gimmicks’

…says FCT minister using party to remain relevant with Tinubu

John Alechenu, Abuja

The former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has advised the leadership of the party against falling for what he described as “Nyesom Wike’s gimmicks.”

Secondus gave the words of caution in an advisory to PDP leaders ahead of the party’s 98th NEC meeting scheduled to hold on Thursday.

He urged them to do everything humanly possible and within the law to rescue and restore the party’s glory.

This was contained in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Ike Abonyi, in Abuja, on Wednesday.

The former National Chairman said, “ the former (Rivers State) Governor Neysom Wike’s busybodying gimmicks” should not distract leaders from taking steps needed to strengthen the party.

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According to him, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike , is trying hard to create a non-existent crisis in the party to make himself relevant before his boss President Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is already getting fed up with his nuisance of bringing politics into the governance of the FCT.

He alleged that the minister was ”deviously trying to create the impression that he is in a tussle of supremacy with the 2023 Presidential Candidate of the party and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Wike who is copiously losing political relevance everywhere from Rivers to Abuja is trying to give the impression that he is a factor in PDP and holding it for his APC interest.”

Secondus said, “The critical structures of this party, NEC, BoT, National Caucus, forum of Governors, Chairmen of states and National Assembly caucus of the party must rise to the challenge and isolate mischief makers and meddlers like Wike and move the party forward.”

The former National Chairman equally charged the party leaders not to fall into Wike’s trick by giving him undeserved relevance which he no longer possesses.

“I expect the founding fathers and other dedicated members to rise to the challenge and return this great party to its glory by ensuring as they always do at critical moments that nobody or group is greater or bigger than this party.” Secondus added.