Plateau PDP chairman resigns

The State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] in Plateau state, Haruna Dabin, has resigned his position as chairman of the party in the state.

Mr. Dabin made the disclosure Tuesday in Jos at a press conference held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists press centre.

“I am now convinced that my tenure as state chairman of the party has come to an end and it is time to move on,” he said.

Before his resignation, the Plateau state PDP chairman was, for four months, on suspension from his position.

The State Executive Committee of the party had accused Mr. Dabin of mismanaging party funds and of failing to hold meetings as at when due.

Mr. Dabin’s resignation letter was dated September 15, 2014, and addressed to the Deputy Chairman of the Party, Raymond Dabo, who has been on acting capacity since his boss was suspended.

Meanwhile, Mr. Dabin has insisted that his suspension from his position as chairman was illegal, since the meeting that led to his suspension was conveyed without his knowledge as the substantive party chairman.

“Whatever is not done rightly in the party will definitely rub off on the entire state.”

He said his exit from the chairmanship of the party was for peace and harmony to reign among party members.

The former PDP chairman said his suspension from his position was because he indicated interest in contesting the 2015 governorship seat of the state.

“I had expressed my desire to be available to contest for election into the office of the governor of Plateau state out of deep personal conviction that as a Christian I heard the word of the Lord for the season”.

Speaking on the crisis rocking the state, Mr. Dabin noted that some of the unrests were politically motivated. He said persons involved in the politically-instigated crisis should not be given any opportunity in the political arena.

“Any leader in Plateau state today who is not mindful that the peace we enjoy now is still fragile, and thus indulges in self serving activities that will be inimical to the overall interest of peace and progress, is not worthy of the position.”

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