by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in Plateau state, Hon. Letep Dabang, has reacted on the Press Conference of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), advising the party to concentrate on its prevailing crisis, saying that he don’t think the party can survive on the Plateau again.
In his opinion, the APC chairman said “The PDP is gone; the engine is not just there. What people are seeing is just the body; PDP in Plateau state is like a car without engine.”
He debunked all allegations raised by the PDP, describing them as the “ranting of a drowning political party and figment of their imagination.”
Hon. Dabang disclosed that Professor Nora Dadu’ut has been a member of APC since 2014, saying, he has the register of all the party faithful, and that “this is just political propaganda and mischief to discourage our supporters.”
According to Dabang, “Prof Nora is No.153 on the register list from her ward and an active member of APC. The PDP is just dissipating its energy in vain.”
The APC chairman pointed out that, they (PDP) cannot make headway in Plateau South, saying, “This is the Senatorial District of Governor Simon Lalong, the deputy Speaker House of Representatives, Hon. Idris Maje, Minister of Women Affairs Mrs Pauline Tallen and a host of others. They should forget the election. PDP cannot make headway in Plateau South,” he stressed.
In another development, Primary School Teachers had a peaceful protest in Plateau state over none payment of the new minimum wage of their salaries.
The protests, which commenced at the early hours of Wednesday, were witnessed all over the 17 local governments of Plateau state.
Our correspondent reports that around Anguldi, in Jos South local government area, members were seen wearing black and blocking roads.
Also, the protesters were at the Secretariat Junction and the Polo Round-About holding traffic to ransom.
Some of the members told our correspondent that the government promised to pay them the new minimum wage in October salaries, but what they saw was the old salary.
According to them, they will not accept the old salary, except the new minimum wage, because the state civil servants were paid with the new minimum wage in October 2020.