Monday 30 October 2023


By: Valentine Adese (JP),

The crisis over who leads the Plateau State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems not to have an end in sight despite the chain of effects the conflict has had on the chapter.

The struggle for the Chairmanship seat in issue has continually been that of the elders in the chapter in favour of Hon. Bitrus Kaze or Hon. Chris Hassan, with Sen. Gen. J. T. Useni (Rtd) on one side and Sen. Jonah David Jang on the other.

You would recall that the Court of Appeal last week Friday, had reaffirmed that the Plateau State chapter of the PDP has no structure and that all the candidates that contested on the Platform of the party in the state, stood for election as “Independent Candidates”.

Reacting to the Judgment in a political program on Tincity FM 104.3, monitored yesterday by this paper in Jos, Hon. Bitrus Kaze in whose favour the Plateau State High Court had directed the chapter to conduct a fresh election from Ward, Local Governments to State in accordance to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and the party’s Constitution and Guidelines for such election, opined that the chapter would not be in the ballot for the rerun if the orders of the court are not still obeyed.

He said, “PDP will not be on the ballot for the Rerun elections until another congress takes place. This is because the Plateau State chapter of the PDP has no Structure!”

Adding that, “I warned PDP on radio stations and in social media handles severally, but PDP has a very strong Propaganda machine that keeps deceiving the masses.

“Plateau state must not be controlled by an individual or group of people. They must give us what we want and not decide for the masses of the state”.



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