Imposition Of Candidates For The Forth Coming Council Election Hits Plateau PDP, As Deputy Chairman, Gombi Is Accused Of An Alleged Imposition Of Candidates

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Yakubu Busari

Impunity and imposition of candidates for forthcoming Local Governments elections has hit the People Democratic Party, (PDP), Plateau state chapter as some group of concerned PDP Youths have raised the alarm accusing the state Deputy Chairman, Hon Amos Gombi under the leadership of Hon Damishi Sango led exco of plotting to manufacture list of favoured loyalist.

Some top youth leaders within the Peoples Democratic Party revealed that leadership are now working round the clock towards imposing their own candidates ahead of the party primaries scheduled for hold 13th Oct, 2017 in the state. gathered that the youths vowed to resist any attempt to impose any chairmanship candidate who is unpopular and that such candidate will be vehemently rejected.

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The state chairman of the group, comrade Timothy Tobias in a statement  made available to reporters in Jos seek to  advice PDP  stakeholders and State Party officials to avoid any kangaroo arrangement with money bags politician who don’t meant well for current peace being enjoyed in the party.

According to him, the party losing the February 17, 2018 LG poll in the state will be another blow that will usher them to a political graveyard.

The Chairman reminded PDP stalwarts of the 2015 episode of imposition of candidates on the electorates and told them the danger linked to the youths resisting their secret plot.

However, it was  alleged that the state deputy Chairman ,Hon Amos Gombi has been  accused for making the  move which they said, he  has already imposed some candidates on his  people.

The statement described the action as undemocratic and a violation of Nigeria’s electoral laws.

“The Deputy Chairman has already adopted an unpopular candidate and had embarked on a tour with the candidates to some politicians such as Senator Jeremiah Useni, Ambassador Chris Giwa and Dame Pauline Tallen and others within and outside the party to source funds for the campaign of  the candidate”, the statement reads.

“This is a clear case of electoral fraud against the people of Plateau State and we are therefore calling on the State Chairman Hon. Damishi Sango to keep to his words and resist this act of imposition against the will of the people.”

It would be recalled that the Party chairman had warned all the executives through a memo that anyone who intend to be close to any candidate or support any candidate such person should resign his or her position.

However effort to contact the Deputy Chairman of the Party to react to the allegation by the group proved abortive as he didn’t respond to his phone as at the time of filling this report.

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