BY ANDREW AJIJAH, JOS
An All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain in Plateau State ,Hon Ishaya Itse, has again claimed to be the authentic party Chairman in the state.
The Plateau APC factional Chairman, reiterated his claims at the weekend in Jos, in an interview with Journalists; our reporters obtained the piece on Monday.
“Am (Ishaya Itse) the authentic chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC, on the Plateau; Rufus Bature claim Chairmanship of APC is Illegal.”
Hon Itse, equally revealed that the party primaries which purportedly produced the current APC Chairman Hon Rufus Bature, and subsequently conducted APC governorship party primaries in the State and saw the emergence of Dr. Nentawe Yilwada, as the governorship candidates was done in error, without his knowledge as the authentic party Chairman.
“The kangaroo primary election of the APC conducted by the self acclaimed Chairman of the party Rufus Bature which produced Dr. Nentawe Yilwada, as the governorship Candidate is non and void.” Itse insisted.
Recall that Hon Ishaya Itse, had held several press conferences insisting to be the legitimate APC Chairman; though the publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress Hon Sylvanus Namang, similarly refuted and countered Hon Itse’s claims, also insisted that, rather he (Itse) is the imposter and should stop parading himself as the party Chairman.
Meanwhile Hon Itse Commended the Immediate past governor of Plateau state, now the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, who is the leader of the party for his leadership style.
Hon Itse also felicitate with John Daafan, member House of Representatives for Mikang, Shendam Qua’an-Pan federal constituency who got victory recently at the Appeal Court in Abuja.
Itse however called on his supporters to remain calm, as Justice shall prevail and he will be declared APC party Chairman in Plateau State anytime soon.