The Chairman Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin, has reacted to the leadership crisis rocking the opposition party.
During an appearance on Channels Television on Sunday, Senator Jibrin stated that the next national chairman of the party should be a person that would unite the party and not take any sides.
He added that the next party chairman should be clever, reliable and well-grounded in politics both at the national and local levels with a good reputation for excellent leadership
He said: “At this stage, we are in now, we need to have a very sound, clever, party chairman that will lead this party.
“We must have someone who is consistent in his loyalty to the party. He should be well-grounded in politics both at the national and local levels with a good reputation for excellent leadership.
“Somebody who will be for all of us and make sure that he does not take sides”.
Speaking further, Jibrin said that the embattled Chairman, Uche Secondus, will decide if he wants to contest in the forthcoming chairmanship election at the convention in October.
Jibrin said: “We have held so many meetings to look at the left, right, front and back, to look at the real situation that will be better for us.”
“When we were discussing, we did not say that Secondus should be sent away immediately, no.
“We gave him all the respect, all the opportunity to think and for him to even come out and make a decision by himself, not for us to make a decision for him.
“I’ve seen the rumours that there are some particular people who want him out immediately, No.
“For you to tell me that right away, the aim is to sack him, or to disgrace him, no we are not ready for that.
“We are ready for him to come and talk to us, agree with us so that we can leave peaceably”.