The Chairman of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Plateau State Chapter, Hon Chris Hassan had called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to urgently disqualify the All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate for Plateau southern Senatorial bye-election scheduled to hold on the 5th December 2020 in six (6) Local government councils.
Hon Hassan made these calls while addressing a world press conference held at the party secretariat on Wednesday in Jos the Plateau State Capital.
According to him, the candidate of the APC should be disqualified from participating owning her inability to obtain PVC and she hasn’t contributed to the progress of grassroots politics all her life.
We observe with displeasure that the APC is planning to import political thugs from Jos North Local Government Council for them to rig election or use money in buying votes as alleged.
The Chairman expressed optimistic assurance of winning the forthcoming bye-election considering their rigorous campaign strategy within two months of imbibing on the House to House campaign.
He disclosed that the party still pass a vote of confidence on their candidate, Hon George Daika who is a seasonal politician whose contribution can’t be ignored that is why the PDP brought him on board with his wealth of experience in legislative business.
We support someone with credibility as a former parliamentarian that has served in West African plenary so there is no space for an inexperienced candidate of the APC, we are warning them not to take their report for granted or see it as a threat.
Hassan said for the Lalong government that promised to implement the #30,000.00 minimum wage and now reneged on his campaign is sad that we can’t vote for incompetent again.
He cleared doubt perpetuated by the APC saying that the court judgment has disqualified the PDP candidate of the south, George Daika that is not true is a blow lies to misled and confuse our teeming supporters ahead of the election.
However, PDP challenged the prof Nora Daduut to produce her voters’ card because we are confident and ready to celebrate their landslide victory, Plateau south needs a candidate with good records of achievements.
We appeal to Adhoc staff to ensure transparency not to allow themselves to be used in this APC rigging in forthcoming, we call for calm and we have alerted supporters to come out and cast their votes without any intimidation.
We are also aware of the internal wrangling in PDP they failed to conduct primaries and the manner they impose candidates with impunity call for conflict within them.