PDP Suspends Dabin As Plateau State Chairman

Haruna DabinThe Plateau State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Mr Haruna Dabin as its chairman.

This was contained in a communique read by the Chairman, Mangu Local Government Area, Mr  Caleb Mutfwang, who represented elected council chairmen, after a meeting of the party’s State Executive Committee at the Government House in Jos, the state capital.

The communique stated that Mr Dabin was suspended for his failure to call meetings of the various organs of the party for a long time and failure to render financial accounts to the party as well as instigating some members of the party to institute law suit against the party.

“Whereas majority of the members of the State Working Committee (SWC) of the party having been dissatisfied with the way the party in the state is being run, as evidenced by the failure and or refusal of the party leadership to call meetings of the different organs of the party as and when due and having requested that an extra-ordinary meeting of the SEC, be held.

“Having exhaustively examined the state of affairs resolved as follow: that the PDP remains the party of all Plateau people;

‘’ All wards of the party in the state are directed to ensure people wishing to join the party are encouraged to do so in line with the party’s constitution.

“In view of the deliberate refusal by party Chairman, Dr. Dabin to call meetings of the various organs of the Party for unduly long period and his failure to render financial accounts to the party and instigating some members of the party to institute a lawsuit against the party, the SEC is constrained to suspend the chairman pending the outcome investigations by the party’s Disciplinary Committee within two weeks.”, the communique read

“Whereas majority of the members of the State Working Committee, SWC, of the party having been dissatisfied with the way the party in the state is being run, as evidenced by the failure and or refusal of the party leadership to call meetings of the different organs of the party as and when due and having requested that an extra-ordinary meeting of the SEC, be held;

“Having exhaustively examined the state of affairs resolved as follow: that the PDP remains the party of all Plateau people;

‘’ All wards of the party in the state are directed to ensure people wishing to join the party are encouraged to do so in line with the party’s constitution”.

“In view of the deliberate refusal by party Chairman, Dr. Dabin to call meetings of the various organs of the Party for unduly long period and his failure to render financial accounts to the party and instigating some members of the party to institute a lawsuit against the party, the SEC is constrained to suspend the chairman pending the outcome investigations by the party’s Disciplinary Committee within two weeks.”

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Representing the governor at the meeting, the state Deputy Governor, Ignatius Longjan said that proper measures will be taken in bringing the party together as a family.

Mr. Dabin has been having problems in the state since he declared his intention to run for governor on the platform of the party.

He has been replaced by the Deputy State party Chairman, Raymond Davou.

 

FACEOFF: Rivers, Plateau PDP Chairmen Debate Controversial NGF Election

The recent election of the leadership of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) is generating a lot of dust not unlike what has been. Any time the group, calling itself a peer review mechanism, ventured into a situation in the country there is almost always a level of dust rising. Now more than before, the NGF appears ruffled and divided over who is the right leader.

The Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi was last Friday re-elected as the Chairman of the NGF. Official results of the elections indicated Mr. Amaechi won the election by 19 to 16 votes to defeat his challenger, Jonah Jang of Plateau.

Shortly after the announcement of the result of the elections, the Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom addressed reporters rejecting the result, with the allegation that the election was rigged.

He claimed the ballot papers were not serialized and that Mr. Amaechi did not step down prior to the election.

Governor Jang further claimed he won the election in a press conference where he thanked his colleagues for the confidence reposed in him to serve them as the leader of NGF asking that every matter concerning the forum should henceforth be referred to him as the Chairman.

Debating the controversial election on Channels Television’s programme, Faceoff, the Rivers State PDP Chairman, Eric Appiah and his counterpart from Plateau, Haruna Dabin defended the roles their governors played in the NGF crisis.