Taroh PDP Executive Rejects Idea For Consensus Candidate

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Yakubu Busari


The People Democratic Party from  Plateau Southern Senatorial district of the state predominantly, Tarok speaking natives of Kwararafa kingdom have demonstrated display of disunity amongst the clans in Langtang North and South Local Government.


A secret meeting held behind a closed door in various places to produce a single aspirant out of the 12 aspirants that are ready to run for the 2019 gubernatorial race ended in deadlock, as out of the 12 aspirants vying for Governorship position none was ready to shift ground.


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“It would be recalled that the People Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 general election embarked on a wild goose chase of bringing in a Taroh but lost to the former Governor Jonah David Jang who imposed late GNS Pwajok that led to protest votes which brought in the All Progressive Congress, APC , winning the Governorship. ”


However, the Plateau Central and Southern Senatorial districts gave birth to what they called Plateau project that Governor Simon Bako Lalong who hailed from Shendam LGA won with a landslide victory.


Considering the political gangsterism and clear agitation by the PDP stalwarts who felt APC has no place here on the Plateau are building alignment to grab the power.


As governorship race for 2019  hits the ground running across the length and breadth of Plateau Southern zone leadership of the Peoples Democratic party has disclosed that it has not reached an agreement on consensus governorship candidate among the Taroh( Langtang) governorship aspirants to contest the forthcoming PDP primaries in the state.


The Vice Chairman of the party Hon Domle V Simon and the state Legal adviser of the party in a joint communique issued to selected newsmen in Jos after the meeting of the Taroh Nation stakeholders in respect of consensus governorship aspirant said consensus is best made after the aspirants have purchased their forms which will enable concerned stakeholders to know who among the aspirants is serious in his aspiration.


The statement disclosed that some of the aspirants are unknown to their party’s architectural arrangement as these aspirants have not even visited their electoral wards, local governments, zones and the state levels of the party as required.


They alleged most of the Taroh Elders l in the committee for selection of governorship aspirant was APC affiliates that are sympathizers of Governor Simon Lalong who is the sole governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress in the state.


“That PDP has no area of connections whatsoever with APC, and so the members of the APC cannot and should not mediate for the PDP in a case like this “they stressed.


They resolved that those of them who are members of Peoples Democratic party in Langtang North and South local government councils have distanced themselves from any decision that would be arrived at by these pro- governor Lalong sympathizers within Taroh Nation.


It would be recalled that the decision by Taroh Elders committee to support  one of the several Taroh governorship aspirants for Plateau 2019 governorship aspiration generated disapproval among the supporters  of former FCT Minister LT General Jeremiah Useni, Senator Victor Lar, Jimmy Cheto , Arch Samuel Jatau and host of others wishing to run for governorship race in the state.

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