By Emeka Nze
Barely 20 days to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention, former governor of Plateau state, Jonah Jang and leaders of North Central zone have expressed their support for the aspiration of the former Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
The leaders of the party in the zone had at the weekend in Abuja described Secondus as the right person needed if PDP would defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Secondus is among the eight aspirants contending for the PDP chairmanship position.
Jang, who led the leaders of the North Central zone in a meeting with Secondus, noted that the PDP at this point in time needs an experienced party man like Secondus, adding that the party can only win in 2019 when a tested person is elected next month as the Chairman.
Prince Secondus had told the leaders of the North Central that “the PDP is at a crossroads and needs a leadership that would hit the ground running. Our party at the moment is not at a comfort zone and therefore requires purposeful leadership as it cannot afford any waste of time.”
The former PDP Acting National Chairman said in a statement by his media aide Bisi Ezekiel, said: “With election around the corner, there is no time to learn, the party needs an experienced person and I think I have it, having served the party at various levels meritoriously.
“Let me assure you that as your national chairman I would deliver votes and if I can’t deliver votes from my constituency I should resign,” he said adding that Secondus as National Organising Secretary, the party had the best internal and external elections.