Emerging report indicates that the Delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Taraba State, on Wednesday, threw stones at the convoys of the State Governor, Darius Ishaku, and his Deputy, Haruna Manu, at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, in Jalingo, the State capital.
It was gathered that the Deputy Governor had driven to the voting arena, where the 2023 State Governorship primary election of the PDP was billed to take place today, but the Delegates in defiance chased the Deputy Governor away with stones.
Shortly after, the State Governor’s convoy reportedly drove into the arena, but was not allowed to stop, as the Delegates started stoning the convoy, insisting that they did not want to talk to the Governor and Leadership of the party in the State.
Some of the Delegates who spoke, said that they were not comfortable with the imposition of the State PDP party Chairman as a Governorship Aspirant, when he was never a part of the process, until barely 48-hours to the primaries.
Recall, that posters of the State Chairman of the party, Kefas Agbu, who had earlier denied being a part of the Governorship race in the State, suddenly sprung all over the State capital, shortly after the former Minister of Defense, General Theophilus Danjuma, flew into the State, and allegedly anointed him as his Candidate for the party’s flag, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The action however, sparked widespread condemnation and agitations from Stakeholders of the PDP in the State, who insisted that they would not have the Elder Statesman impose a Candidate on the party again, more so, that the Candidate is the seating Chairman of the party, and from the same zone as the current Governor, who is about to complete his second tenure in Office.
As at the time of filing in this report, the primary election which was slated to hold at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, was yet to commence.
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