Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, urging him to watch his utterances and temper his political language and conduct.
In a statement signed by the acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, the ruling party expressed disappointment on what it described as the failure of the PDP Chairman to exhibit sense of patriotism, decency and decorum in public conduct and discourse.
Frowning that he took the internal matters the country’s politics to the international scene by writing letters to various international organisations, the APC expressed anger over Secondus’ attack on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after declaring the Osun State governorship election inconclusive.
“The Chairman of a political party is expected to exhibit the highest sense of patriotism, decency and decorum in public conduct and discourse. Regrettably, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has not lived up to these basic expectations.
“Weeks ago the PDP National Chairman took the internal matters of the country’s politics to the international scene by writing letters to various international organizations. Again, soon after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the Osun State Governorship Election inconclusive, Prince Secondus without basis, accused the electoral body of conspiring with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to declare the election inconclusive.
“The APC would as a rule ignore irresponsible and baseless utterances and actions as exhibited by the PDP National Chairman, but as we prepare for the forthcoming 2019 General elections, it is necessary we give a word of caution on expected behaviour required of all political sides. Prince Secondus is respectfully advised to temper his political language and conduct.
“His unfounded allegation on the inconclusive Osun State governorship election is not expected from such highly-placed party official. Accusing the APC of conspiring with INEC, without proof, is taking mudslinging too far.
“We advise Prince Secondus not to descend to the level unexpected of his office, less he enters the boxing ring with its attendant mud and dirt.
“His action will only bring him personal attacks, ridicule. A word is enough for the wise.” the statement read.