South East caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) yesterday adopted Prince Uche Secondus as its candidate for chairmanship of the party in today’s National Convention of the opposition party.
After a closed door meeting held at Chelsa Hotel , Abuja, PDP National Vice chairman, Austin Umahi told journalists that party leaders in the zone have decided to support Secondus to emerge as the next national chairman.
The meeting was attended by Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi; Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara; members of the National Assembly from the zone among other party leaders.
The communique read to journalists after the meeting states: “In our meeting today, December 8, we the stakeholders of PDp south east geo-political zone having examined all the people vying for the national chairmanship position of our party, PDP, we wish to commend highly all the aspirants especially on how they have conducted themselves during their campaigns, fully aware that this is an internal party affair
“We are very conscious of the personality of who becomes the national chairman of our great party for the next four years. Based on the foregoing, we have unanimously in our today’s stakeholders meeting, here in Abuja decided that we will back an aspirant that has character and content.
In this circumstance, and without prejudice to the right of other aspirants to this national chairmanship position, credible and transparent election, we have decided to back and vote for Prince Uche Secondus for the position of national chairman of our great party.
“We have also agreed to vote the following positions zoned to the South east, Col Austin Akobundu for national Organising Secretary; Hon Ude Okoye for youth Leader; Alphonsos Gerald (Deputy financial secretary).