A leading chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince
Uche Secondus has assured party members and supporters nationwide that the
party under his watch will enforce internal democracy.
In a statement by the media unit of the Uche Secondus Campaign
Organization, the former Acting National Chairman said his mantra and
ideology as a chairman will revolve around democratic norms in the
management of party from chapter leadership to fielding of candidates for
“Internal democracy strengthens a political party; it is the essential oil
for the survival of any party organization. We will not joke with the
rights of our members to decide on issues in line with the constitution of
“We will ensure the party constitution is adhered to in both letters and
spirit. As a leading opposition party, this mantra of internal democracy
is a must for us especially in our drive to take over governance of the
country by 2019.We need all leaders and members on board to build a mass
movement that will unseat this failed government.
“We are fully aware of the state of our party especially across the state
chapters. We will consolidate on the good and make amends on what is bad.
Our members will have their voice respected from the smallest of decisions
to the biggest. Never will our members be taken for granted under my
leadership” the statement noted.
While commending the pact of unity signed in Enugu, the campaign
organization emphasized that “any living being like an organization must
place the will of its members as sacrosanct “, adding “we have a pact
apart from the one signed in Enugu.
“It is a pact with PDP members nationwide, that Prince Secondus will be a
chairman for all and sundry, for the rich and the poor, for the week and
the strong, for the high and the low. We hold this pledge to be very dear
to us because that is where our path to victory and return to power lie”
the statement noted.
“How can you win election of you don’t listen to your members? How can you
govern successfully if you alienate your members? For us, the people are
the most essential ingredient of a successful party organization. I assure
our delegates and members that they will remain invaluable before, during
and after the convention” the statement said.