FORMER member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Plateau State, Hon. George Daika has described the postponement of the Edo State gubernatorial elections earlier slated last for Saturday under the guise of security challenge as a clear sign that the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, was jittery having foreseen defeat in the elections. Hon. Daika, who is former speaker of Plateau State House of assembly, stated this is an interview with Journalists in Jos at the weekend. He said the postponement was
to give the APC another chance to perfect its plans to rig the polls, but warned that Nigerians are watching and would not accept any manipulation from a government that has woefully failed Nigerians since it assumed office. Daika also expressed confident in the leadership quality of Plateau State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and former Minister, Hon. Damishi Sango in reconciling the aggrieved members and return the party to power in 2019. He applauded the spirit of reconciliation imbibe by the ex-minister when he took over control of the party leadership in the state and called on critical stakeholders of the party to support the action to strengthen the acceptability of the party in the state. He caution those drumming support for him ahead of the 2019 governorship election in the state and urged them to joint hands with the PDP in reconciling aggrieved members. According to him, “inspite of the defeat PDP suffered in 2015, the party remains the strongest party in Plateau State. With people like former Minister, Hon. Damishi Sango as chairman of the Party and other members of the Exco in Plateau, I am certain that the party will bounce back to power
in the next election. “People who are canvassing support for me to contest the 2019 governorship election in Plateau are doing that out of love and concern, but that is not my priority now, i want us to join hands with the leadership of the party in reconciling aggrieved member. “We still have crisis on who is the legitimate National Chairman of the Party, and back home some people who contested election and lost are still aggrieved, we should focus on reconciling members who have left the party for one obvious reasons, and until then the stakeholders of the party will give us clear direction.”


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