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Fresh crisis hits Plateau PDP over Useni’s running mate

THERE are indications that a fresh crisis is looming in the Plateau State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party over the choice of the party’s deputy governorship candidate ahead of the 2019 general elections.

This is coming barely one week after the party held its state Executive Council meeting in Jos where they resolved to support Mr James Dalok as the running mate to their governorship candidate, Jeremiah Useni.

A communiqué by the party at the end of the meeting appealed to members “to forgive one another for the survival and progress of our dear state”.

However, it was gathered that some leaders of the party against the process leading to Dalok’s emergence as Useni’s running mate have allegedly been working behind the scenes to stop him.

It was learnt that a former Secretary to the State Government, Prof Shedrack Best and four others who were initially picked but eventually dropped for Dalok were allegedly behind the petition said to be causing tension in the party

Best, who spoke with The PUNCH in Jos on Sunday, confirmed the development.

The PUNCH, November 19, 2018

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