More Crisis Rocks Plateau As Party Runs Two Parallel Leadership Of Useni, Jang Factions

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Yakubu Busari

The former Minister Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Lieutenant General, Sen.Jeremiah Timbut Useni crisis has deepened as Useni has accused the leadership of the People Democratic Party, PDP,led Chief Uche Secondus of fueling the leadership crises in the Plateau state chapter by saying they have reneged on the earlier agreements reached so they’re set for parallel State EXCO.


Useni who made this disclosure following a state Congress conducted by the Senator Jonah Jang faction on Saturday, while addressing party stalwarts at his campaign office along Dogon Karfe Jos.


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He said the Plateau state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  is likely to come up with parallel State EXCO in the next three hours owning to Senator Jang’s refusal to adhere to the reconciliation process.


However, three Former Speakers of the Plateau State House of Assembly,Rt Hon Emmanuel Goar, Rt Hon Mike Dapialong, Rt Hon Titus Alams, and Hon Gorge Daika including former commissioners are defecting to join the Useni camp against impunity and imposition of candidates which cost the downfalls of the party losing Plateau state to APC.



Sen Useni expressed displeasure with the manner Jang and his boys took an urgent decision reneging on the national meeting held with the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom on the party before conducting it state congress.


He explained further that it is unfortunate that the headquarters is acting as if they’re not aware of the crisis rocking Plateau state chapter,I came here today because of the meeting with Gov Ortom, and the other faction reneged on the decision and that meeting was very clear, the Chocho is nothing but Chocho and they should be dismissed and replace with 3 members each from the two factions prior.


Jeremiah Useni told his supporters that whether they PDP like it or not there is camp of those who are doing wrong and those that are promoting the honesty and pursuing transparency.


“I drove to Sen Jang House in Du to intimate him of our stakeholders’ meeting which he insisted that meeting most be holding at his resident by 1 pm on reaching to see I was told he is bathing so I waited for when he came out and he said the time has been rescheduled to 2 pm and I left the house”, he added.


Useni gave a breakdown on how his camp brought Prof Demis Mailafiya in Plateau North, Emmanuel Magni Plateau Central, and Hon Jacob Dashe, Plateau South but all the Caretaker committee were Gyangs for the 3 senatorial districts.


The Convener of the Meeting, Chief Emmanuel Magni admonished that nobody is stronger in their struggle to reach the peak of transforming the PDP.


He said Former Minister, Hon Damishi Sango was forced to resign to allow wicket people to continued in promoting illegality by conducting shameless Congress in the state has set up a Caretaker Committee, (following the resolution of Gov. Samuel Ortom Committee.


However with the mandate to resolving all pending issues before setting a date for the Congress and they spent one day and rejected the reconciliation by the adoption of a handwritten list of favor candidates and endorsing them as the leaders of PDP.


The crisis rocking the Plateau State chapter of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is far from coming to an end, this is as a result of the crisis rocking the party.


Sen. J T. Useni the 2019 Governorship candidate of the party and the leader of the party in the State vows to set a parallel EXCO in a stakeholders meeting which took place in his 2019.



Sen. Useni while speaking on the crisis rocking the party he said, he is really disappointed by the decision of some individuals who just because of their selfish interest, after all the efforts they all when through to arrive at Governor Samuel Ortom’s peace committee recommendations.



After setting a Committee to pilot the affairs of the party in the state for the period of three months, just for them to be informed that congress in the state coming up on the 29, August 2020.


One the Speaker, Rt Hon Emmanuel Go’ar said, we shall know the truth and it would set us free, saying democracy is about people and this is the struggle which has started.


He promised the teaming supporters of the Useni faction to remain resolute that they are going to enjoy the fruit of their struggle.


Goar stressed that Nigerian are watching what is happening in Plateau politics of PDP and they have vowed to resist any attempt to bring impunity of what he called a charade.

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