Atiku denies involvement in plot to sack Secondus


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has distanced himself from ongoing plot to sack the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Report in some sections of the media linked Atiku to the grand scheme to unseat Secondus since his visit to Port Harcourt.

But addressing journalists yesterday through his media aide, Paul Ibe, the Waziri Adamawa described the allegation as a product of “beer parlour talk”, adding that he could not have participated in any move to unseat Secondus when he had been encouraging genuine reconciliation in the PDP.

He clarified that that his trip to Rivers had same motive with that of Delta, pointing out that consultation for genuine peace and repositioning of the main opposition party were the key objectives.

The spokesman stated: “It is a beer parlour talk, it is also a mischief. Why will a former Vice President be behind the plot to sack PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus? What will be his interest?

“Someone, who has commenced the process of having conversations with stakeholders of the party on reconciliation. A man, who has encouraged processes aimed at ensuring peace and stability in the party cannot be linked to that kind of plot.

“He made the trip to Port Harcourt, similar one to Delta. And he has more in the offing. Why will he promote peace and stability in the party and be behind moves to sack Secondus? It’s ridiculous for anyone to talk about this.”


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