By: Valentine Adese and Frank Agbai
With alleged disrespectful behaviuors and the adopted ‘pull him down strategies’ of some members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Plateau state, some youths of the party in Jos North Local Government Area have called on the national body of the party to whip these members to line in order to allow the
Chairman and the party concentrate on the challenges ahead of building the party in the state.
The youths who were in the office of REALITY Newspaper in Jos today, Sunday, February 07, 2016, said their attention was drawn to some publications of REALITY Newspaper On-line, with respect to the activities of some of these members whom they called, “unruly, ungovernable, intractable and headstrong party men”.
According to them, the activities of the alleged ungovernable party men never started today. They stated that they had expressly disclosed their intentions to be unruly before the primary election of the party in the state that saw the emergence of the state Chairman, Hon. Letep Dabang.
The group led by one Bala Musa and Davou Emmanuel, emphasized that the faceless group are adopting and employing the ‘pull him down strategy’ in order to frustrate the Chairman who has brought success to the party especially, in the 2015 general elections.
They said, “We came here in order to set the story straight. We have read most of your publications on the APC issues in Plateau State and apart from the state Secretary, Mallam Bashir Musa, the alleged aggrieved group have been faceless as they only express their grievances through press releases.
“For your information, the behavour of these faceless people who have shown to be unruly, ungovernable, intractable and headstrong, never started today. They were out to frustrate the primaries of the party before the general election of 2015. Yet, Chairman Hon. Letep emerged.
“They planned to stop his swearing-in at the then head office of the party at Kalwa House in Plateau state for reason(s) best known to them but, after the intervention of the national body and the brave way Hon. Letep cleared the allegations put forward by them, the national office swore him in as the substantive Chairman.
“He came, he conquered the PDP and delivered Plateau State to the APC because of his political clout and experience. Today, the party has more members in the State House, has Commissioners, Management Committees and in future, Local Government Chairmen and Special Advisers or Assistants.
“They know of these achievements. Ask them! So, they still feel the best way to come at him at this time, is to distract him now that he is planning for the party to win the Local Government elections, especially the rerun elections ordered by the Court of Appeal in three Local Governments namely: Langtang South and Panshin North/South State Constituency by their uncalled for press releases.
“We actually came to appeal to the national body to help us whip these unruly members to order and allow the Chairman concentrate. We believe any distraction at this time will greatly affect the future and successes of the party in the state.
“We shall be going to Abuja soon to express our sadness over their activities.
“You would recall that the Chairman, Hon. Letep, had humbly contested for chairmanship position under the platform of this party in the state before God lifted him to this position and because God’s hand is still on him, you can see his successes.”