Nine PDP Guber Aspirants Float Parallel PDP In Plateau By Yakubu Busari, Jos
Nine gubernatorial aspirants in Plateau state under the platform of People Democratic Party have formed PDP two on Monday.
The presidential campaign rally which took place at Rwang Pam stadium on Monday witnessed the presence of who is who that drums supports but the aggrieved aspirants close their door behind consulting any person.
The National Chairman of PDP, Dr Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu described them as disgruntled elements whose selfish ambition has closed their eyes.
He said these are people who always think about their self only; we cannot allow them to ruin the national interest.
Amb. Fidelis Tapgun, former PDP Chairman, Dr Haruna Dabin, Former Federal Permanent Secretary, Arc. John Alikali, former Director at FCDA, Engr. Jimmy Cheto, Senator Representing Plateau South, Victor Lar, Mr. Godfrey Miri and Mr. Chris Bature has all staged a walkout of the members of the Party.
The aggrieved governorship aspirants of the Peoples’ Democratic Party in Plateau state have established a parallel party structure in the State few weeks after donating their campaign structure to APC candidate, Hon.Barr.Simon Lalong.
In a press statement signed by several of the aggrieved politicians in Jos, Monday, the group alleged neglect from the ruling party.
The statement reads: “our unanimous decision to form a parallel party structure was because Governor Jonah Jang has hijacked the State’s Party’s structure and is running it as if is his personal estate.
The aggrieved said they have constituted “Reformed Peoples Democratic Party”, with its Secretariat along Helen Gomwalk road, Jos, with a nine-member protem executive structure with Ambassador Ibrahim Kasai as chairman.
The new group said “we stand to resist the injustice of candidate imposition by the State Governor and party executives.” adding that their structure will not work for or mobilise its constituents for the ruling party ahead of the February general elections because of the gross injustice meted out to the State.