The Oasis Reporters
January 6, 2019
People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
By Moses Gbande
The People’s Democratic party, PDP has observed that the much anticipated ‘harvest’ of decampees as captured in a press briefing by Governor Simon Lalong and the All Progressive Congress, APC in Plateau State have become mere hoaxes. The ruling party, APC at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos, January 4, 2019 received only Amb. Chris Giwa; Hon. Simon Ngwan, former Chairman of Kanke LGC (1999-2003); and Alh. Abubakar Dashe, a former commissioner in the Jang Administration.
PDP in a statement signed by John T Akans, State Publicity Secretary says Dashe has been a member of the APC since 2016.
“While the return of Amb Chris Giwa and Hon. Simon Ngwan to the APC did not come to us as a surprise, we find it funny the mentioning of Alh. Abubakar Dashe as one of the decampees from the PDP.
“It is on record that Abubakar Dashe has been in the ruling APC since 2016.
“While we wish both Amb. Chris Giwa and Hon. Ngwan the best of luck in their, once again, new home, we however wish to caution against deliberate attempts to misinform the Plateau public in a desperate move to curry support ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
“It is sad to note that in further display of their desperation to impress a scanty followership in Plateau State, they went out to neighbouring Bauchi and Gombe States to rent crowds for the purpose of their abysmal outing on Friday.
“Finally, we assure Party faithful and supporters across the state that the leadership is doing everything humanly possible to ensure peaceful electioneering in the days and weeks ahead. “While urging you to eschew violent conduct, request that you continue to remain calm and stay committed towards ensuring that Governor Lalong and this ruling APC are voted out of power at all levels in the elections around the corner”.