By: Valentine Adese,
In the next one hour, the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) Plateau State chapter would be holding their election at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Jos, the Plateau state capital.
Contesting for the Chairmanship seat of the body are Hon. Letep Dabang and Hon. Chief, Nanyah Daman, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Action Democratic Party (ADP) respectively.
You would recall that the election was rescheduled from yesterday 2.00pm to today, 2.00pm.
Trouble started yesterday, when some aggrieved members of APC and who are against the aspiration of Hon. Letep, tried to convince the other members of the ruling party, that the State Chairman was not suppose to contest the election arguing that, “IPAC is a body meant to be headed by opposition parties only.”
You would recall that, rumours making the rounds in the state for some time now, holds that Hon. Letep Dabang has an ambition to contest the Plateau Central Senatorial Seat come 2019, against the incumbent Senator, Chief Joshua Dariye, who was also a former governor of the state and this, REALITY gathered has angered some supporters of the Senator within the APC.
REALITY also further gathered from our sources within the APC that, loyalists of Senator Dariye are already putting stumbling blocks in the way of the Chairman believing that if he clinches IPAC chairmanship, he would become too powerful to be controlled before 2019.
After the meeting called by the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC), with all the registered political parties operating in the state today, REALITY gathered that most contenders have already stepped down for Hon. Chief Nanyah, to emerge as the state chairman of IPAC.
Keep faith with REALITY as we bring you developments later.