The embattled chairman of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus has reiterated his occupancy of the seat of the national chairman of the party.
Secondus in a press statement denying media reports that he has stepped down from office said his absence from the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting was in obedience to a Cross River state High Court order barring him from parading himself as chairman of the party, noting that he remains the PDP chairman until the expiration of his tenure in December.
According to the statement issued by his media adviser, Ike Abonyi: “Prince Secondus by his unavoidable absence at the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting on Saturday was merely obeying an interim order from Cross River state High Court.
“As a law-abiding citizen who has been an adherent of rule of law as a basis for democracy, stayed away in respect for the courts.
“Prince Secondus’ four year mandate to lead the party given on December 10, 2017, ends by December 2021.
“By this release, media office wishes to urge media houses and members of the public particularly beloved members of PDP to disregard any news suggesting that he has stepped down.”