”How We Sabotaged PDP in Plateau”Featured, Latest News, News From The State Friday, April 24th, 2015
Agabus Pwanagba, Jos – Controversy has continued to trail the poor performance of the PDP in the recently concluded general elections, as a Former Governor of Plateau State and Chieftain of the Party, Amb. Fidelis Tapgun, disclosed that he and some other party chieftains openly worked against the party in the state in the recent elections.
Tapgun who was spoke with journalists in Jos said, “I contributed to make the All Progressives Congress (APC) win because I realised that my party was not serious.
Tapgun, who however said it was immoral to see PDP members begin to jump ship to the APC because of PDP’s failure, saying the party would bounce back soon.
He maintained that he would remain in the party to re-build it.
The PDP blamed the failure of the party on Governor Jonah Jang, saying, “Jang contributed immensely to the failure of the party in the state, and the President was an accomplice of Jang’s wrong deeds.
“You can imagine that President Jonathan who pulled over 1million votes in 2011 now got as low as about 500,000 votes. The people were angry with Jang, and by extension with the President.
“It was only two days to the election that the president called eight of us that participated in the gubernatorial primaries and said from all the information reaching him, it was like PDP will loose in Plateau, and that he realised that all the things Jang was telling him were lies.
“He then begged us to help him, but we told help it was too late. We however promised him the votes from the eight of us that were there with him at the meeting. But unfortunately, we could not guarantee him the votes of angry Plateau people.
He said the reminant of the PDP members in the State will put their heads together to see how the party will be revived, but added that Jang will have no moral right to stand up and say anything when they begin to re-organise the party, having led the party into this total failure in the State.
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