Chairman of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Plateau State Chapter
Chris Hassan, on Wednesday, called on the Independent National
Electoral Commission, INEC, to urgently disqualify the All
Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Prof Nora Daduut, for Plateau
southern Senatorial bye-election scheduled to hold on the 5th December
in six Local government councils.
Hassan made this known while addressing newsmen in Jos.
According to him, the candidate of the APC should be disqualified from
participating owing to her inability to obtain PVC, and she hasn’t
contributed to the progress of grassroots politics all her life.
The Chairman expressed optimism of winning the forthcoming bye
election considering their rigorous campaign strategy within two
months of embarking on a house to house campaign.
He disclosed that the party still pass a vote of confidence on their
candidate, PHon George Daika, who is a seasonal politician whose
contribution cannot be ignored.
“We support someone with credibility as a former parliamentarian that
has served in West African plenary so there is no space for
inexperienced candidate of the APC.”
However, PDP challenges Prof Nora Daduut to produce her voters’ card.
“We appeal to ad-hoc staff to ensure transparency not to allow
themselves to be used by APC to rig in the forthcoming election. We call
for calm, and we have alerted supporters to come out and cast their
votes without any intimidation.
In his reaction, the State Chairman of APC, Hon. Latep Dabang, who
dismissed all the allegations raised by the PDP, described them as the
the ranting of a drowning political party and figment of their
“I want to declare that Professor Nora Dadu’ut has been a member of
APC since 2014. I have the register of all the party faithful, this is
just political propaganda and mischief to discourage our supporters.
“She is 153 on the register list from her ward. She is an active
member of APC; the PDP is just dissipating its energy in vain.
“I will equally advise the PDP to concentrate on its prevailing
crisis. I don’t think the party can survive on the Plateau again, they
are gone, the engine is not just there what people are seeing is just
the body; PDP in Plateau State is like a car without an engine.
“They cannot make headway in Plateau South, this is the Senatorial
district of Governor Simon Lalong, the deputy Speaker House of
Representatives, Hon. Idris Maje, Minister of Women Affairs
Mrs.Pauline Tallen and a host of others. They should forget the election;
PDP cannot make headway in Plateau South”