The battle to force out Uche Secondus as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is cracking the party.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike ,the Governor of Uche Secondus’ state and his former close friend is among those who want Secondus out.
Here are the Governors backing Uche Secondus:
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Darius Ishaku(Taraba), Duoye Diri(Bayelsa), Ifeanyi Okowa(Delta), Godwin Obaseki (Edo) and Deputy Governor Mahdi Aliyu Gusau (Zamfara).
The Governors who want Uche Secondus out are:
Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa). Also against him is a former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who has issues with Governor Ugwuanyi on the zoning of governorship ticket in Enugu State.
Governors Aminu Tambuwal ( Sokoto), Samuel Ortom (Benue) and Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom) are still neutral on the matter. The Samuel Ortom peace facilitating group are treating it carefully.
We gathered the Governors will meet next week to decide Uche Secondus’ fate .
Hours after the resignation of seven deputy national officers, the other NWC members passed a vote of confidence in Secondus.
But Secondus, who did not take the seven-man revolt for granted reached out to a former National Chairman Sen. Ahmed Makarfi and ex-Governor Ibrahim Shema (Katsina).
A top source, added: “The NWC has launched a counter attack against the seven rebels. It has decided to replace them immediately.
“ Although they appeared before the NWC and clarified that they only gave a 30-day notice to resign, the NWC insisted that since their exit was already in the public domain, the seven officers must go.”
The source added:” The rebellion by the seven officers created suspense at the NWC meeting. Although members shrugged off the rebellion, it also moved to stem the revolt.