Published February 26, 2021
John Alechenu , Abuja
THE National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party , Uche Secondus , has urged the All Progressives Congress to face governance and stop trying to poach PDP members .
Secondus gave the advice while speaking to newsmen after he led members of the PDP National Working Committee to a closed- door meeting with the former Minister of Aviation , Chief Femi Fani – Kayode, at his Abuja residence on Thursday .
The PDP chairman said, “ We want to advise our brothers on the other side , especially some of these governors and leaders of APC to face the business of governance . Jumping around and looking for critical stakeholders of our party to poach will not resolve the issue of security or economy.
“ They are aware that security has broken down , the economy has broken down . They should face that business for which they are elected . I believe that this country belongs to all of us and we need unity to move it forward.
“ Our brother ( Fani – Kayode) is firm and a man of his words . There is no amount of trick that will make him sway otherwise. He is firmly with PDP and we are back to business while preparing for 2023 . ”
In his remarks , Fani -Kayode, who was delighted to play host to the party leaders , pledged loyalty to the PDP .
He said, “ I want to here and now state that whatever issue there may have been has been resolved . We are moving forward as one. I never left the PDP ; I’ m in PDP and am proud to be here.
“ In any political family, if anybody feels hurt, people are meant to reach out . And this is an example of any quality leadership that the National Chairman of the PDP and his working committee have provided for our party. ”
Although the APC leadership was unavailable for comments , a top party source said, “ To engage the PDP in brick bats over FFK is a waste of time . You saw the resistance that greeted moves to bring him in .”