Uche Secondus Biography Profile of PDP Convention 2017 Chairman Elect

Profile of Uche Secondus Biography of Elected Chairman PDP National Convention 2017.

Prince Uche Secondus has been in the news following his election as chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Nigeria at the PDP national convention 2017 which took place at Eagles Square, Abuja.

Uche Secondus Profile.

Prince Uche Secondus biography shows that he is a Nigerian politician and business man born on 22nd March 1955.

picture of uche secondus pdp national chairman
Picture of Uche Secondus PDP national chairman.

Where is Uche Secondus from in Nigeria? Mr Uche Secondus was born and brought up in Adoni, a town and local government in Rivers state.

He also completed his elementary and secondary education in Rivers State before going further to attend the London Chambers of Commerce Institute where he obtained a certificate in Commerce.

Uche Secondus Family – Prince Uche Secondus is  married to Ene Belema Secondus. The union is blessed with children including daughter margret tariah who recently got married to Abel Tariah.

Political Career – Uche Secondus joined politics during the Second Republic in 1978. He served as Rivers State Youth Leader of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) and Rivers State Publicity Secretary of the National Republican Convention (NRC) between 1993 and 1998. With the return of democracy in Nigeria in 1999, he returned as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state where he went on to serve two terms.

He was later on elected Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party on 1st September 2013. He was eventually made the acting National Chairman of the party following the resignation of Adamu Mu’azu as the Party’s Chairman in 2015. He held the position only briefly before Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi.
When he held sway as the PDP chairman in Rivers state, he was nicknamed the Total Chairman.

What is the Meaning of Total Chairman name given to Uche Secondus? Explaining how Secondus came about the moniker, a chieftain of the party in Rivers recalled how the Andoni-born politician was firmly in control of the party when he was at the helms of affairs in the state’s PDP – “He was totally in charge. He gave no room for dissidents to rock the boat of his leadership. He was always ahead of those who plotted to disrupt his reign. He was on ground in all the real sense of it.”

From being the “Total Chairman” of the ruling party in Rivers, Secondus, who at the time was heading a nationally renowned group within the PDP known as the G84, moved to the national stage when he emerged as the South-South Coordinator for the PDP National Campaign Council that organized the campaigns for the party during that year’s general elections in 2007.

Prince Uche Secondus was also the pioneer Chairman of the Governing Board of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

On Tuesday, February 21st 2017, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC arrested Uche Secondus for allegedly illegally receiving 23 luxury vehicles valued at N310 million from controversial businessman, Jide Omokore. He was interrogated and subsequently released on bail. Later on in April 2017, Justice James Tsoho of a federal high court sitting in Abuja declared as unlawful, the arrest and detention of Uche Secondus. The court went ahead to award a N10 million damages against the EFCC.

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