Jang’s Successor Deepened Hatred Amongst Tribes In Jos By Yakubu Busari , Jos
Plateau state capital is under ethnic attack when state commissioners ,Local Government Chairmen and aides secretly agree to endorse Governor Jonah David Jang aspirant for 2015 gubernatorial race.
Those who were not accepted into the State PDP included the Former Governor Joshua Dariye,Former Deputy governor Pauline Tallen, Ambassador Fidelis Tapgun and Engineer John Alkali who currently are contesting the governorship in the State.
The political atmosphere lingering with Crisis in the Plateau State chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has assumed a new dimension with the National headquarters of Party caught on the web.
The former Chairman of the Party Professor Dakum Shown said,the refusal of the State governor to admit some of our stakeholders back to PDP portends dangerous signal ahead of state primaries, the so called wing of the Party believed to be backed by the leader of PDP in the State not to accept decampees to the Party in the State has now pinched the State and Abuja.
Nigeria democracy is built on deceit, lies and broken promises ,as Governor Jonah Jang threatened to retain power by fighting hard to dissolve Local government Chairmen before the 2015 general elections, if they fail to deliver all their delegates to Senator GNS Pwajok .
Our source revealed that governor Jang held a secret meeting behind close door with all the 17 local government chairmen with a promised to agree on the proposed delegate list which was earlier submitted to the national secretariat of the party
However, those who were denied the chance to return to the fold of PDP are Engineer Jimmy Chhetto among some prominent political heavyweights in all the 17 local governments.
Second Republic governor of the state, Fidelis Tapgun who is among those denied return to the PDP in plateau pressed dismay over the development.
According to him, National body of PDP is currently considering a stiff sanction on the State PDP for its unilateral decision against that their respective wards and the National headquarters of PDP.
It was gathered that the ruling party cannot afford to lose the election in plateau State due to the governors and the party mistakes“
The State Chairman of the Party, Raymond Dabo said the faiths of the returnees to the party has never been decided at the Congress of the Party in the State.
He denied the wide speculations across the state that the governor and the State Chapter of the Party are afraid of their political domination in the State.
The concern youth from Bassa Local Government Area dissociated themselves with Mr Chris Kwaja over his claim that Plateau state is not operating on zoning.
In a statement sign by Danladi Pengana accused Mr Kwaja of romancing with the Berom to cause confusion in the state.
According to the statement, Kwaja should know that in primaries all the aspirants are free to contest, but the party internal arrangement still remains superior were the candidate would emerge anything outside that arrangement is not welcome.
” We warn Chris Kwaja to stay away from, cheap political blackmail of plateau elders before he lost relevant in the state”.
Chris Kwaja in an interview to some national newsmen said; “there is no deliberate attempt to design a formula to say this is how we want to zone the governorship ;there is no deliberate position on that.
In his statement , given the historic election of late Solomon Daushep Lar in 1979 when he was still in primary school ,we want him to him to know that the present Plateau state was the northern part while Nasarawa state was then the southern and late Lar spent 4 years two months .
The zoning in Plateau state start in 1999 when Chief Joshua Dariye / Chief Michael Botmang rule the state and now the north under Gov. Jang is the beneficiary of this gesture ,statement explained