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February 28, 2024

Plateau Re-run: PDP Angered After Exclusion, Adopt ADP, LP Candidates

From Tongnaan Bawa, Jos

Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP angered by their exclusion from not participating in the ongoing re-run elections for Plateau North Senatorial district and Jos North/Bassa Federal House of Representatives supported and voted the candidates of Action Democratic Party ADP for Senate Prince Pam Mwadkwon Dachung Gyang and Labour Party LP for Jos North/Bassa Daniel Asama.

Most of the PDP Supporters and stakeholders interviewed told our correspondent that even though aggrieved by the exclusion of the PDP, they decided to adopt ADP as an option to ensure good representation.

Chairman of Jos South Local Government area who voted at Garangi 1 Unit 11 Chugwi, Vom, said he was impressed with the Large turnout of voters in his area.

“I feel happy though my party the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is not on the ballot but I am happy supporting the Action Democratic Party (ADP).

He described the low turnout in other areas as an expression of anger for the exemption of PDP on the ballot.

Former Senate Majority Leader Sen. Simon Mwadkwon who’s election was nullified by the Appeal Court under the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and his name excluded from the rerun said he was happy he voted for a preferred Candidate that would succeed him in the Senate.

Also, the commissioner of Lands and survey Hon. Peter Gai who gave the commendation said he was impressed at the conduct of voters.

The commissioner who voted at polling unit 032, Kabong Central called on voters to remain peaceful as the election proceeds.

The Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Plateau state governor, Gyang Bere after voting at Polling unit 015 Dandyes, Chwigwi also in Jos South LGA noted that the election was peaceful and the turnout was encouraging.

He advised voters to sustain the peaceful disposition to the end.

Also, Commissioner of Transport Hon. Davou Jatau Gyang said the only option was to support the ADP Candidate since the PDP was disqualified from participating in the election.

Gyang however said his party was happy that there was no breakdown of law and others so far.

Political stakeholders across party lines in Plateau State on Saturday commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the peaceful conduct of the Senatorial and House of Representatives election in Jos North, Plateau State.

Our correspondent reports that life was normal at some parts of Jos North local government area. Attention was not paid to the election officials.

At the NUJ polling, there was voters apathy as only 25 out of 250 registrants voted. And Election did not hold at Rock haven Polling unit 025 due to short fall of voting materials.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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