As the national convention of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) draws closer on December 9, media reports have emerged that former President Goodluck Jonathan and the governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike are at loggerheads over the candidature of Prince Uche Secondus, a former acting Chairman of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC).
Mr. Jonathan is mobilizing serious opposition against Mr. Secondus and, he is determined to stop him from emerging as the National Chairman.
Mr. Wike was said to be angry that instead of collaborating with him and other South-South governors to ensure that his fellow Ijaw brother becomes the next chairman, the former President was busy working against Mr. Secondus.
A stalwart of the PDP, who spoke in confidence, said: “Jonathan has continued to blame the failure of the plan on Wike and the other South-South governor. He believes that the duo frustrated his ambition to return as the party’s presidential candidate.
“His next move is to stop any aspirant for the position of the national chairman who has links with Wike.
“He does not want Secondus, knowing that Wike is the one behind his ambition.