The leadership crisis that is shaking the main opposition party of the Popular Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state has taken on a new dimension as some candidates vying for state leadership positions have vowed to boycott the government. state convention scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday).
Speaking to reporters less than 24 hours at state congress, former acting national legal adviser and aspiring vice-president, North Plateau, Barr. Simon Jok, who spoke on behalf of other aspirants, said none of them had been screened for state congress.
Jok said, “We bought forms to attend the PDP State Congress, paid our administrative fees but were not informed of the screening of applicants which was done in secret.
“As we speak, we have 13 cases from local government conventions and 66 cases from neighborhood conventions.
“However, based on our meeting on August 19, 2020, with Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom in Abuja, we decided that the interim state committee would be dissolved and that a neutral committee would be set up. in place.
“We also decided that all court cases should be withdrawn and that the committee would have 90 days to lead a free, fair and credible Congress of State,” he explained.
“The committee has been dissolved and a new one has been put in place, but surprisingly, 24 hours after the committee was created, we learn that there will be a state convention on Saturday.
“We will not agree to anything more than the resolution of the meeting called by Governor Ortom. If there is no fairness, if there is no justice, and if they go ahead to lead Congress, we will go to court to challenge the result.
Also speaking, former member of the House of Representatives and aspiring President, the Hon. Bitrus Kaze, called on the party’s National Working Committee to suspend the congress and resolve all legal disputes for a smooth state congress.