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Plateau PDP new c’ttees emerge next month

By Taye Obateru

Jos — New executive committees for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Plateau State are to emerge before the end of May barring unforeseen developments.

A source told Vanguard that the Chief Habu King Shuluwa led Caretaker Committee of the party in the state has been given that deadline to come up with a new executive for the party in the state which is less than two months to complete the process.

Hence, unless the suit filed by Professor Dakum Shown and others challenging the dissolution of the executive committee succeeds, the process for the election of new executive of the party at various levels is set to begin.

Vanguard also learnt that barring any court order that might put plans on hold, the updating and registration of new or returning members by the caretaker committee would commence soon.

This is despite continued protest by the Shown-led group denouncing the plan and asking members of the party to shun any such move.

Last week, Secretary of the Shown led executive, Mr. Daniel Dakim said in a statement that they had got wind of a plan to conduct fresh registration exercises saying it is illegal and unauthorized by the party.

He urged members to remain calm and not participate in any fresh registration exercise.

Vanguard, however, gathered that arrangements had been concluded for the registration exercise to commence as soon as the membership cards were released to the committee. “We are just waiting for the card and once they are here, the exercise would commence”, a source said.

The new executive of the party is expected to conduct primaries for the various elective offices ahead of next year’s general elections.

A Jos High Court has fixed judgement in the suit filed by Shown and others for next week.


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