On Tuesday, youths of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), trouped out en mass in continuation of the ‘Uche Secondus Must Go’ protest in Abuja.
The youths protested at the national Secretariat of the party (Wadata House) in Wuse Zone 5 area of the federal capital city.
On Monday, it will be recalled that the youths had staged a protest against alleged mismanagement of funds and below-performance of the Party’s national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
They continued the protest on Tuesday, despite the intervention of the party’s Governors that solicited for calmness.
In their numbers, the protesters chanted “Secondus cannot be bigger than the party” as they demonstrated in the precincts of the PDP secretariat to press home their demand for his immediate resignation.
On Friday, PDP governors and the BoT members had appealed to party members, who are agitating for the removal of the national chairman, to be patient with the NWC, assuring them that their concerns would be addressed.
However, protestors continue to gather peacefully in Abuja in continuation of their agitation.
In his public address, the leader of the group, Comrade Tamunotonye Inioribo, said, “We have nothing against Prince Uche Secondus. I am from Rivers State, Secondus is from Rivers too. I am an Ijaw, he is also an Ijaw. But, this is about the party.“Our Deputy National Chairman in 2013 (Secondus) asked the then, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, to resign, because of issues similar to what we are facing today in the party.
“We are simply saying that we need a new direction in the party. So, Secondus must go.”
Inioribo also dismissed claims that Governor Nyesom Wike sponsored the call for the removal of Uche Secondus.“Wike is not part of the support for the protest. Patriotic PDP youths came together, putting our resources together also to say ‘Enough is Enough’.
“APC has failed. Nigerians look up to the PDP but the PDP must not disappoint Nigerians. We must fix PDP to fix Nigeria. So, Secondus must go”, he said.