PDP faction named Fresh PDP sets up Abuja secretariat

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A new faction of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), named Fresh PDP, has emerged and set up a new secretariat in the Asokoro district of Abuja on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

After the election which saw all contestants on the "Unity list" compiled by Governor Nysome Wike of Rivers returned, Secondus called on all newly-elected leaders of the party to brace up for the challenges ahead stating they are huge.

The five men are Prince Obi Nwosu, Alhaji Hassan Adamu, Chief Olusola Akindele, Chief Godwin Duru and Franklyne Edede.

He explained that the selection of officials during the national delegates conference of the party in Abuja was illegal.

Already, a contender for the chairmanship of the party and ex-minister of sports and special duties, Prof.

Dithering on the need to address today's development could prove devastating to the PDP's standing by 2019, said political analyst Shola Oyefeso. "We hereby declare that the era of impunity, imposition, and manipulation of our party's internal election process is dead and buried", he said.

"We stabilised the structure to fight corruption".

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Secondus added that the actions were necessary for PDP to reclaim the territory it lost across the three tiers of government in 2015.

‎"As committed and dedicated candidates and party stakeholders, we have made a decision to ensure that internal democracy is sustained in the party".

Secondus however asked the ruling party to continue building the prisons because they are the ones that are going to be put inside them.

Governor Dickson who also spoke at the event said the Secondus-led NWC should field a presidential candidate who had high chances of winning ‎the election. The fate and political fortunes of the party depend on the party's presidential candidate.

Wike had after the convention started wooing those irked by the conduct of the convention.

"The fact is that we are happy with the efforts of the Gov Seriake Dickson-led Reconciliation Committee as well as the responses from all the respectable and responsible leaders of our party in that regard.

We will no longer take it. People in power should be very careful because power will come and go".

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