October 1, 2022

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Taraba PDP urges calm over court cases

The Peoples Democratic Party in Taraba State, on Friday, said there was no cause for alarm following court cases instituted by some aggrieved governorship aspirants challenging the emergence of Lt. Col. Agbu Kefas as the party’s governorship candidate in the state.

In a statement issued in Jalingo and signed by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Andeta’rang Irammae, the PDP assured supporters and the public that the ongoing court cases against the governorship primary election, which, it said, was adjudged as free, fair and transparent, would soon be resolved.

The statement read partly, “We are a truly democratic party and we are applying political and democratic means to address the grievances of some aspirants who have dragged the party and our governorship candidate, Lt. Col. Agbu Kefas, to court.

“The aggrieved aspirants are our members and the PDP is one big family whose umbrella is capable of accommodating all. Our internal conflict resolution mechanism is stronger and more efficient than any other political party in the country.

“The PDP members, supporters and the public are hereby enjoined to remain calm as the National Secretariat of our great party and our tate chapter are on top of the issues at hand and very soon we will resolve our internal family issues.

“Our primary concern is to win all elective positions in the 2023 elections and we would not leave anything to chance on our road to achieving this goal.”

This is as the party called on the PDP loyalists, supporters and the public to use the window provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission to register and ensure they collect their Permanent Voter Cards to vote for the PDP at the state and national levels to return the country to the path of growth and prosperity.

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The statement added that the country could not afford to survive another four years of misrule, bad governance and visionless leadership which the APC had provided at the national level in the past seven and a half years.

Our correspondent reports that Prof. Jerome Nyameh and Hon. Bubajoda Mafindi have separately approached the Federal High Court in Jalingo challenging the emergence of Agbu Kefas as the party’s governorship candidate, alleging that he (Agbu Kefas) did not purchase the nomination form to contest the party’s governorship primary election.