…Moves to open of­fice in Jalingo

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ma­gaji Isa, Jalingo

The Se­na­tor Ahmed Makarfi-led fac­tion of the PDP has con­cluded plans to open a par­al­lel of­fice in Jalingo, Taraba State.

Our cor­re­spon­dent re­ports that the state PDP of­fice in Jalingo in un­der the con­trol of loy­al­ists of the em­bat­tled na­tional chair­man, Se­na­tor Ali Modu Sher­iff.

A mem­ber of the Se­na­tor Makarfiled state work­ing com­mit­tee, Malam Ahmed Bala Gas­sol, who dis­closed this in an in­ter­view in Jalingo, yes­ter­day, said their fac­tion has the sup­port of ma­jor­ity of PDP mem­bers in the state.

He said Sher­iff’s fac­tion was los­ing ground be­cause of lack of in­ter­nal democ­racy.

Gas­sol ex­plained that mem­bers of the party in the state were not sat­is­fied with the way Sher­iff con­ducted the state con­gresses in Taraba, al­leg­ing that pop­u­lar can­di­dates were pre­vented from con­test­ing.

How­ever, the state chair­man of the party, Mr. Vic­tor Bala Kona, said as far as he was con­cerned, the PDP had no fac­tion in state.

Kona said the party had con­ducted its con­gresses from the ward to the state level, in ac­cor­dance with laid down guide­lines en­shrined in the PDP Con­sti­tu­tion, say­ing the process was su­per­vised by the INEC res­i­dent com­mis­sioner in the state.

Sen. Ahmed Makarfi

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