In the past week, two statements – one attributed to PDP chairman, Prince U he Secondus, and the other attributed to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar – have been debunked by the two men.
The Secondus fabrication:
First it was alleged that Secondus described Atiku as a mole sent by the APC and Pres. Muhammadu Buhari into the PDP to cause disaffection in the opposition party.
Secondus described the statement as “a laughable fabrication” and told Nigerians to expect more from such false claims in the coming days.
The Atiku fabrication:
The more recent allegation concerns Atiku, who according to some social media reports, accused Secondus and Rivers Gov. Wike of hijacking the party, favouring a particular Presidential candidate and saying he may soon leave the party.
In a statement on Tuesday by his media office, Atiku said “the purported statement aimed at pitching the Waziri Adamawa against the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, PDP NEC, PDP Governors and stakeholders of the PDP is contrived and baseless.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar enjoys excellent relationship with Prince Uche Secondus, the Party’s NEC and all serving PDP Governors and stakeholders of the party,” the statement said.