- Former minister for mines and steel, Wole Oyelese, has issued a warning to leaders of the PDP and delegates ahead of the party's convention
- Oyelese warned that they should not to fall into the trap set by Governor Wike and some governors
- He noted that Wike and some others were working to install Prince Uche Secondus for selfish reasons
Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s convention, Wole Oyelese, a former minister for mines and steel, has warned leaders of the party and delegates not to fall into the trap set by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and some governors.
NAIJ.com gathered that the former ministers told reporters in Abuja that Wike and some others were working to install Prince Uche Secondus who “is a disaster waiting to happen.”
He said: ”I will not expect anybody that loves the PDP to support Secondus because of his antecedents but there is a difference between loving the party and being selfish.
”Wike wants to build a political empire using the PDP as a platform hence his support for Secondus. Some governors who are also afraid of their shadows believe that they cannot manipulate Chief Bode George and believe Secondus could easily be manipulated.
”Wike and the other governors are unnecessarily anxious, they are not thinking about the future of the party. They should know that there is no room for experimentation.”
Oyelese also appealed to the PDP leaders in the southsouth to see Nigeria as a country that must be united and not divided along any ethnic line.
He also challenged Secondus to come out with details of his achievements.
The former minister also said as the organising secretary of the party, Secondus caused more division in Oyo state PDP when he allegedly accepted three different results from three different groups during a congress.
He added that Secondus in 2014 imposed an unpopular candidate for the governorship election in Oyo State making PDP to lose the state.
Oyelese said Chief Bode George turned the fortune of the party round when he was the southwest vice chairman of the party in 2003 winning five out of the six states in the region for the party.
“George as PDP vice chairman in South West went round all the states about five times and by the next election in 2003, PDP won in five states out of six. Let Secondus tell us what he achieved for the party.
”George is one individual who can sit down and he knows the people to be contacted in Sokoto, Maiduguri, Calabar who can make the difference in the future of the party,” he said.
NAIJ.com previously reported that some members of the Peoples Democratic Party at the House of Representatives have thrown their weight behind Kola Ologbondiyan for the position of the party's national publicity secretary.
The House caucus pitched support for the former group politics editor of This Day Newspaper on Tuesday, December 5, an assessment of aspirants for various national offices within the party by the lawmakers.
Sources present at the assessment meeting said the caucus insisted that the position of the PDP national publicity secretary is a sensitive one and should be vested on a professional.
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