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Plateau Youths Protest Suspension of PDP Chairman, Accuse Governor Jang of Imposition

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

Following the recent suspension of the Plateau State Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman Dr. Haruna Dabin, a youth group, called Transformation Youth Vanguard (TYV) has called on PDP National Chairman,  Alh. Adamu Mua’azu to as a matter of urgency, intervene in the crisis rocking the state branch of the party.

The group in press statement signed by its National Coordinator, James Nuhu, and made available to African Examiner in Jos Friday, described the suspension of  Dabin after declaring his intention to contest the 2015 governorship poll as illegal and a calculated attempt to create division in the party. The group insisted that, former Chairman was denied right to fair hearing before the suspension was slammed on him.

The statement reads, “The developing issues in Plateau is quiet interesting, the unfolding events are certainly and surely portrays division within the PDP family in Plateau”.

“The manner in which the State Executive Committee and the Plateau PDP faction loyal to Governor Jonah Jang acted portends an exhibition of nepotism and undemocratic ethics. The party at the state level has been enjoying relative peace until when Dr. Dabin informed the governor of his intention” to contest next year.

The youth therefore called on the party national leadership to wade in the matter to save the anomalies by enforcing justice, equity and discipline as well as forestall imposition of by Governor Jang.

The group noted that the suspension was illegal contrary to the PDP constitution of 2012 (as amended chapter 6) section (47:5 which says “any officer elected in to the executive committee of the party at any level may resign his or her office by giving 30 day’s notice in writing to the appropriate executive committee, except in the case of resignation for the purpose of vying for an elective office which shall be effective within the period stipulated in the guidelines issued for such elective office by the national executive committee of the party or the State Executive Committee in respect of local government elections”.

The group decried seal up of the state Party’s Secretariat by security operatives when thus preventing executive council members to meet.



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