We don’t recognise Dariye as Plateau Senator, PDP Chairman

Plateau State PDP Chairman has failed to recognise Joshua Dariye as a senator.

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Haruna Dabin, in Plateau State has said that he does not recognise a former Plateau Governor and current Senator, Joshua Dariye, as one of the states representatives at the Senate.

Mr. Dabin said this in Plateau on Tuesday during the commissioning of the constituency office of another Plateau Senator, Gyang Pwajok.

The party chairman, who hails from Plateau Central, Mr. Dariye’s constituency at the Senate, said that as far as he was concerned, Plateau state “has only two senators at the National Assembly.” He listed the two as Victor Lar, Plateau South; and Mr. Pwajok, Plateau North. He said the two of them have the general interest of the state at heart.

Mr. Dariye defected from the PDP and was elected senator on the platform of the Labour Party during the last general elections.

The commissioned office

Meanwhile, Mr. Pwajok has said that in spite of the political challenges facing his office, he will not lose sight of what took him to the National Assembly in Abuja.

Mr. Pwajok, who took over the senate seat of late Gyang Dantong last year, stated this in Jos on Tuesday while commissioning his constituency office 6 months after winning the re-run elections.

While commissioning the constituency office on behalf of the senator, Mr. Dabin called on Mr. Pwajok not to operate the office as a mere political meeting point for electioneering but as “a link to the masses” and a place where Mr. Pwajok’s constituents will fill the impact of his representation at the Senate.

Mr. Pwajok was earlier this year sent parking from the Senate by an Abuja High Court which ruled that his election into the Senate was questionable, following the non-inclusion of the candidate for Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the said elections.

The CPC challenged the victory of Mr. Pwajok, as declared by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on the grounds that the PDP, Mr. Pwajok and INEC conspired and deleted the CPC logo from ballot papers as a means of disenfranchising its candidate in the re-run elections held on October 6, 2012.


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