Okwuta Otubi Jos.
Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Plateau state under the umbrella of the Plateau for Atiku Group have described the statement credited to former governor Jonah Jang, asking the national Chairman of the party, Dr Iyiorchia Ayu to resign as his personal opinion and the group he represents
Secretary to the group Professor Shedrach Best in a statement issued in Jos Thursday band made available to Oracle Reporters said , neither the Party nor the stakeholders authorised any such position, and that what the former Governor said was his personal opinion and that of the group he represents.
In a statement signed by the Protem Secretary of the group, Prof Shedrack Best, the group frowned at the former Governor’s penchant for making statements that are not in tune with those of other stakeholders of the Party in the state.
“Jang has been a member of Governor Nyesome Wike’s group which has been having a running battle with the National Chairman of the party since Wike lost the Presidential primaries to former vice president Atiku Abubakar”.
He added that former governor Sen Dr Jonah Jang has made remarks contrary to the position of the stakeholders and that its time they make clarifications.
According to him, “We dissociate ourselves from the position of the former governor. He did not speak for us neither did he for the party in the state. We stand by the Presidential candidate of the PDP”.
Professor Best said as loyal party men and women, they encourage peaceful resolution of the impasse and not actions from senior members of the Party that will fuel it out of proportion and therefore, stand by the National Chairman and their Presidential candidate .
“While we pray for an amicable resolution of the crisis for the party to take its bearing and prepare for victory, we are not happy that those who are in a position to offer constructive counsel and find solutions are adding to the crisis”.
The group called on the public to discountenance the statement of the former Governor saying,” Sen Jang alone cannot be the face of the party in the state, nor does he represent the correct stand on Atiku candidature and his acceptability in the state.
“He is not our spokesman and he cannot decide for us.” Plateau people are united behind Atiku Abubakar and will proudly participate in all organs and activities of the campaigns leading to the victory of the Candidate and the Party.”
However, Senator Jang Media aide Clinton Garuba in his reaction, told Oracle Reporters that as one of the founding fathers of People’s democratic Party, what his principal did was a call to ensure they put their house in order a head of the 2023 general elections.