My dear political associates, friends, supporters and the great APC members of Plateau Central Zone.
You will recall that I went round the entire Plateau Central Senatorial zone, several times, to consult with party EXCOs at ward, local government and zonal levels.
I also consulted widely with elders, stakeholders, Executive chairmen, counselors, Ad-hoc delegates, party stalwarts, prominent sons and daughters and influential pressure groups within the zone in my bid to secure the ticket to fly the flag of the senatorial zone come 2023 with the promise to offer quality and effective representation at the National Assembly.
The responses were overwhelming and assuring. That encouraged me to pick up the Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms of our great party the All Progressive Congress (APC). I was screened and cleared to participate in the primary election which was scheduled for 28/05/2022.
However during the primary election, I noticed that the entire process had been hijacked and compromised in favor of one of the contestants in the person of Hon.Diket Plang. Members of a cabal which parades itself as Lalong Legacy Group purportedly acting on the directives of His Excellency, Gov. Simon Bako Lalong were everywhere acting the script. I then decided to withdraw from the contest as the level playing ground promised us by the party was no longer available. Most delegates also protested and withdrew from participating in the primaries. Laughably, reports later indicated that Hon. Diket Plang scored 320 votes out of the total delegates’ votes of 330 when no election took place. This was indeed a fraud and an insult on the delegates who had deserted the venue of the election.
Indeed, the action of the cabal is tantamount to rocking the boat in which we are all co-travellers where no one will survive it.
Let me assure you that this deliberate assault on democracy will not go unchallenged. Therefore, I shall take necessary actions to seek redress appropriately.
I wish to appeal to all my supporters and delegates whose sensibilities have been abused to remain calm and resolute in our quest for a people and result oriented leader to represent us at the National Assembly. I sympathize with all delegates who suffered hardships in the hands of those who were supposed to offer them comfort but later abandoned them.
Thank you and God bless.
Chief Pedro Dafur, FCA.
APC Senatorial Aspirant for Plateau Central Zone.
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