From Yakubu Busari, Jos
Sango, second right, with Useni to his right and party officials before his resignation
The embattled Plateau Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Damishi Sango has finally succumbed to pressure and reigned. He has handed over to his deputy, Amos Gombe.
The party’s governorship candidate in the 2019 polls, Senator Jeremiah Useni announced the resignation at a stakeholders meeting in Jos at the weekend.
Senator Useni told the gathering “Sango is no more our state chairman as directed by the National Secretariat but now a member of PDP Board of Trustees, BOT.
“Mr Amos Gombi, his deputy, is now the acting chairman of PDP in the state. This was done to settle whatever crisis we were having. Left for us the leaders of the party in the state, there is nothing like PDP I and PDP II because we are one big family undivided.
Dwelling briefly on Sango’s past, he said the allegation that Sango collected money from the headquarters for 2019 general elections was untrue ” because three of us signed for whatever stipends was given to us by the National Secretariat. So, the insinuations raised against him (Sango) were false and a disservice to him,”
Mr Useni, who was flanked by his running mate, James Dalop, described PDP as a big family devoid of any form of division and urged those present to work for the party to reclaim its ‘stolen mandate’ at the Court of Appeal.
He said; “Our appeal is coming up on Nov. 22, with great and strong belief that we shall emerge victorious, but depending on the outcome of the appeal, we may end up at the Supreme Court because I will never give up the fight. I am a dogged fighter, and never give up. That’s why I attended all the sittings at the Election Petition Tribunal to the end.
“What I want from you people is your continuous prayers for God to help us reclaim our stolen mandate,”