Prince Uche Secondus is a Nigerian businessman and politician, known as “Total Chairman”. As an elder statesman, he was the Chairman of the PDP National Working Committee between 2017 and 2021. He was also the second chairman of the Rivers State People’s Democratic Party. Secondus has been in party politics since his days as the Youth Leader of the Rivers State chapter of the defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN).
He was born on 22nd March 1955. He was born and raised in Andoni, Rivers State. Secondus is married to Ene Belema Secondus. The union is blessed with children including daughter Margret Tariah who recently got married to Abel Tariah.
|Elementary and Secondary education in Rivers State|
|Certificate in Commerce – London Chambers of Commerce Institute|
Secondus worked as the pioneer Chairman of the Governing Board of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
Adoni local government in Rivers state
22nd March 1955
People's Democratic Party
National Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (2017-2021)
Acting National Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (2015-2016)
Deputy National Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (2013-2015)
Rivers State Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (2002-2008)
PDP National Chairman
Secondus made his political debut during the Second Republic in 1978. He later served as Rivers State Youth Leader of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) and the Rivers State Publicity Secretary of the National Republican Convention (NRC) between 1993 – 1998.
In 2002, after the return of democracy, he was elected the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state – a position he held for two terms, until 2008. While state party chair, he earned the title “Total Chairman”, and headed an influential group in the National Executive Committee known as G.84.
In 2007, Secondus was the South-South Coordinator for the PDP National Campaign Council that organised the campaigns for the party during the 2007 general elections. Following this, in 2008, he was promoted to the National Organizing Secretary of the party, a position he held until 2012.
Between 2013 and 2015, Secondus served in his electrical position as the Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party. For a brief period of 10 months, he served as the Acting National Chairman of the party, following the resignation of Adamu Mu’azu in 2015.
In 2017, Secondus was announced the winner of the election which made him the PDP National Working Committee Chairman. He worked in this capacity until 2021, when he was suspended by the party, due to his alleged inability to address internal issues threatening the party.
He believes that leaders should not play to the gallery but should be sincere in their dealings with the people from whom power is derived in the first place.
Awards & Honours
2018 Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State
He was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in 2016 for “illegally” receiving, on behalf of the PDP, 23 luxury vehicles valued at ₦310 million from the controversial businessman, Jide Omokore. The Federal High Court of Abuja however declared Secondus’ arrest and detention unlawful. The court awarded ₦10 million damages against EFCC.