The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has berated the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, for attacking the leadership of the minority caucus in the House.
Elumelu, in a statement on Sunday by his Special Adviser (Legal), Oyorima Idahosa, criticised the PDP chairman for making comments about loyal members of the PDP.
The lawmaker said the minority caucus in the House was shocked by the “unpleasant statements” made by Secondus in the media against loyal members of the PDP.
The statement partly read, “This is indeed the first time since 1999 that an aide of the National Chairman of the PDP or any political party for that matter has ever insulted or castigated an elected member of the National Assembly, and for no reason.
“While the PDP members in the caucus, as loyal and dedicated members of the party, will not take issues with the person of the national chairman, he is however urged, as a leader, to be more circumspect in the manner he addresses issues relating to the party and its members in the media.”
According to the Minority Leader, if the national chairman needs to be in the media on the issue of the minority leadership in the House, “such opportunity should have been used to explain why the National Working Committee, which he chairs, has failed to act on the report of the three committees set up by the party to investigate the matter.”