PLATEAU PDP RESOLVES CRISIS AFTER STATE CONGRESS
Written by Samson Ojeniran on September 28, 2021
A former Commissioner for Works in Plateau State, Chris Hassan, has emerged winner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship elections in the state.
Hassan was declared the winner with 1,526 votes against Bitrus Kaze, a former member of the house of representatives who got 186 votes.
Recalled that the Plateau Chapter of the PDP, on Aug. 29, 2020, first elected Chris Hassan as chairman of the Party in the State with other executive members, but that election ran into troubled waters following litigation, which forced the national secretariat of the PDP, to cancel the congress and constituted a Caretaker Committee headed by Sen. Tunde Ogbeha to oversee the affairs of the party in the state for a period not exceeding 90 days, from June 10.
The committee, after unifying the warring members, slated the state congress for Sept. 25, which Chairman of the Congress Committee, Prince Olusola Akanmode, declared as successful.
Shortly after the declaration, the newly elected executives were sworn in, while Chris Hassan, commended the Ogbeha led Caretaker committee, for solving the problem and promised to commence the reconciliation process immediately.
Bitrus Kaze, a former member of the house of representatives who lost the election, embraced Hassan and also pledged his loyalty to the party.
Before the congress, the lingering crisis almost tore the Party apart for 2 years.
(Edited by Tunde Orebiyi)