2 December 2020 By Josiah Buzun
A group in Plateau State under the aegis of Inspired Southern Zone Youths has alleged that the Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in the forthcoming Plateau South Senatorial bye election, George Daika is not eligible to contest the election because the process that produced him as candidate of the party is faulty .
The group in a statement signed by its leader Angela Barde noted that a court of law had nullified the election of the State Executive of the PDP which means that the primary election conducted by that exco is equally null and void.
The Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos had described the Congress that produced the EXCO as illegal and lacking in merit under the law of natural justice.
The judgment described the reappointment of Yakubu Chocho into the Caretaker Committee by the National Secretariat of the party to conduct screening of members as illegal and unconstitutional based on section 223 of the Constitution, as amended, and section 25(a) of PDP guidelines for the conduct of Wards, LGs and State congresses.
Miss Barde therefore called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to disqualify George Daika from contesting Saturday’s bye election.
She noted that the National body of the party had agreed to abide by the ruling and wondered why the PDP was still fielding Daika as its candidate.