From Teryima Ajijah, Jos
Arising from a reconciliation meeting of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders in Plateau State, two former governors of the state, Jonah David Jang and Mr Fidelis Tapgun have assured members of waxing unity of the party among members.
Jang assured the three-man caretaker committee, led by Sen. Tunde Obgeha of their unflinching support to enable the committee achieve it goals.
It will be recalled that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP had on June 10, 2021, set up the committee to resolve state Exco leadership crisis of the party in Plateau state within three months.
Jonah Jang who is the immediate past governor of Plateau gave the assurance in an interview with journalists, shortly after the stakeholders meeting held at party secretariat in Jos, on Monday.
Governor Jang who also represented Plateau Northern Senatorial district as Senator in the 7th Assembly said Plateau PDP will bounce back to power in the next line of elections.
Speaking on the forthcoming local government elections in the state, slated for October this year, Jang said in spite of rejection by the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC), that PDP will not participate in the election due to factions in the party, the former governor said PDP will actively participate, because they have re-united.
On his part, former governor Fidelis Tapgun, who is the second civilian governor of the state, reiterated that both factions of the party have re-united. “We have stayed apart for too long, we have come together to develop our political party (PDP).”
The reconciliation meeting had in attendance, four former speakers of the Plateau State House of Assembly, a former Minister of Sport, Damishi Sango, who was once a PDP chairman in the state, former local government chairmen, commissioners and other political appointees during PDP administration in the state.