THERE are strong indications that
Federal lawmaker representing Jos
South/Jos East federal of Plateau state
Hon. Edward Gyang Pwajok (SAN),
would dump the Peoples Democratic
Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressive
Congress, APC, this week, following
pressure from his constituents.
Our correspondent gathered that closed
to five hundred people from the five
Districts of Jos South Local Government
Area of the state, making up of the twenty
electoral wards besieged the residence of
the federal lawmaker at the weekend
where they demanded his defection from
the PDP to the ruling APC.
Sources who hinted our reporter
said, representatives of the districts
who took turn to speak lamented the
persistent injustice, imposition and
many unresolved crisis that have
factionalized the PDP from the wards,
local government areas and the state
was enough for them to leave the PDP,
coupled with the leadership tussle
between Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff and Sen.
Ahmed Makarfi at the national level.
It was learnt that the lingering disquiet
in the state chapter of the PDP has
brought the party to its knees where
members are forming different opinions
as they discuss in clusters about the
travail of the party.
A consolidated motion moved by
the immediate past PDP state Youth
Leader, Hon. Pam Audu and seconded
by chairman of PDP ward chairmen in
Jos South LGA, Arch. Dung Chuwang,
endorsing the defection of Hon.
Pwajok to APC said, “we are directing,
mandating and authorizing you, Hon.
Edward Gyang Pwajok, to immediately
proceed with all necessary formalities at
the National Assembly and write a letter
to the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara,
to officially denounce your continued
membership of the PDP and embrace
the APC as a platform where we aspire
to improve the lots of the constituency.”
Hon. Pwajok who addressed the
crowd after the meeting, accepted the
mandate of the people assuring them not
to betray their trust and decried politics
of exclusion in the PDP.
He said the party has been enmeshed
in leadership crisis since it lost power
in 2015, adding that effort of former
President Goodluck Jonathan in
resolving the prolonged crisis has
The Lawmaker lamented over
parallel factions that emerged after the
2016 state congresses in Plateau due to
irregularities and sense of injustice that
marred the election.
Those who spoke for the five districts
includes, Da. Kim Davou, Kuru District,
Hon. Dalyop Jambol Lowang, Vwang
District, Hon. Dickson Pam James,
Zawang District, Joseph Gyang, Du
District and Hon. Gideon Dandereng,
Gyel District.
Meanwhile, the People Democratic
Party, PDP, under the Chairmanship
of Hon. Damishi Sango has appointed
a disciplinary Committee at the State
Secretariat in Jos the state capital.
Speaking at the occasion yesterday,
Sango said the State Executive
Committee of the PDP has approved the
Constitution of PDP State Disciplinary
Committee with Hon Ibrahim Kafi as
The event was witnessed by Party
faithfuls across the State.he added.

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