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2015: Group Accuses Jang of Plotting Ethnic Agenda

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

Following the suspension of the embattled Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Dr. Haruna Dabin, a youth group, Transformation Youth Vanguard has said the action is an ethnic agenda ploy by Governor Jang.

Plateau state governor Jonah Jang

Plateau state governor Jonah Jang

The group in a press statement signed by its National Coordinator, James Nuhu, and made available to African Examiner in Jos on Sunday, faulted the suspension of Dr. Dabin, claiming that the move was a ploy to pave way for the imposition of a candidate from the Berom ethnic group on Plateau people.

His words:  “The manner in which Dabin was suspended exhibits undemocratic tenets and portends a dangerous trend for Plateau politics.

“The party was enjoying relative peace until the party Chairman informed the Governor, on the 7th June 2014, of his intention to contest the gubernatorial seat, and then hell broke loose from that point.

The group further stated that it was convinced that Dabin’s suspension was because of an ethnic agenda because, among other things, three of the four party executives who walked out of an earlier meeting over Dabin’s Governorship ambition were from the same ethnic group with the Governor.

It went on to say that the embattled Chairman had not broken any party rules or constitutional provision and that the action against him cannot be backed by law, because he was suspended at a meeting which he did not attend and was not given a chance to state his own side of the story.

The statement further reads, “What is happening in PDP is a ploy to stop Dabin from influencing the choice of who becomes party flag bearer.

Stressing that, “The hand writing on the wall is pretty clear about the political strategies being deployed to allow for the emergence of another from the northern zone come 2015”.


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