Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has denied having a hand in the travail of Uche Secondus, as party members call for his sack Secondus as National Chairman of PDP.
The former Vice President, who spoke through his aide, Paul Ibe, reacted to speculations over his recent meeting with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt where, Atiku explained that the meeting was aimed at reconciling aggrieved members of the party and not to sack Secondus.
Atiku said he was only interested in the peace and stability of the PDP and not what will endanger the interest of the party.
“It is a beer parlour talk, and it is also mischievous. Why will a former Vice President be behind the plot to sack PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus? What will be his interest?
“This is 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.
“The trip he made to Port Harcourt came after a one in 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.
“Atiku understands the Constitution of the PDP and what the party says about tenure for party leadership. So he cannot be working against something that he understands and promotes. That is not how Democrats behave. Those are anti-democratic behaviour and that is not who he is. Whoever is saying this should know that this is a beer parlour talk and unnecessary mischief,” he said.
Secondus had alleged that a strong PDP chieftain was determined to hijack the party.