Confusion as ‘Fresh PDP’ faction rejects truce with Secondus
Written by Morenike Adebayo on January 22, 2018
The peace deal brokered between the ‘Fresh PDP’ and the leadership of the Uche Secondus-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hit the rocks, barely 24 hours after it was brokered. A former national chairman of the PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, had, on Saturday, presided over a truce meeting with purported leaders of the ‘Fresh PDP’ and a few chieftains of the PDP where the two parties openly declared an end to hostilities.
The Fresh PDP, led by one Obi-Nwosu Emmanuel was formed following alleged imposition of candidate at the party’s December convention. The leadership of the PDP had mandated Nwodo to engage members of the group in discussions with a view to addressing their grievances amicably. At the Saturday meeting, The ‘Fresh PDP’ was represented by one Chief Olukayode Akindele as “chairman”.
After the closed door meeting, Akindele had announced the voluntary dissolution of the Fresh PDP. But in a swift reaction, Obi-Nwosu Emmanuel said Akindele and his team that met with the PDP chieftains are impostors.
Emmanuel, who referred to himself as the “Director General” of the Fresh PDP, in a statement on Sunday, said the Central Working Committee of the Fresh PDP will soon be inaugurated and commence arrangements for the conduct of a free and transparent elective convention where the authentic National Working Committee of the party will emerge.