Plateau PDP holds congress, elects new excos


Plateau PDP holds congress, elects new exco

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

The rancorous Plateau State Congress of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP eventually held at weekend in Jos with a former Commissioner for Works, Chris Hassan emerging as the State Chairman of the Party.

The exercise, initially delayed by myriads of courts injunctions was presided over by Maj. Gen. Amnon Kwaskebe and held at Langfield event centre in Jos on Saturday/Sunday. Other contestants had pulled out of the race which, Hassan polled 1,649 votes.

Despite boycotting the exercise, their names were not cleaned from the ballot papers and the final result showed former House of Reps Member, Bitrus Kaze scoring 22 votes, Monica Gwom scored 13 votes and Aminu Zang had no vote.

Bitrus Golen who beat Amos Gombi (a former Deputy Chairman) by 1,585 to 23 votes would be the Deputy Chairman; Emmanuel Tuang who polled 1,592 is the State Secretary having defeated Iliya Zakari who scored 10 votes.

Immediate past Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Party, Gwott…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper