From Ayodele Samuel,Lagos
A group of youths in Taraba State under the aegis of Taraba Joint Youth Forum (TJYF) has warned President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the state acting governor, Sani Abubakar Danlandi is working for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The youth group in a statement by its Chairman, Jibrin Mohammed Auwal alleged the acting governor is clearing road for his political friends in the APC by dismantling all PDP political structures built by his predecessor, Alhaji Garba Umar UTC.
“The PDP structure built by Umar so far toward Jonathan 2015 is now history and gone as the present government of the day headed by the incumbent Acting governor engaged in clearing the road the for his political friend and parley, Senator Aisha of the APC, giving her all the needed support to clinch the seat of power in 2015”.
The youth group warned President Jonathan not to truncate their chances in the state by sacrificing Umar for the present governorship candidate, Mr. Darius Dickson Ishaku,
According to the forum, it is either Umar runs for the PDP governorship ticket or no one else; even as it claimed that it foresaw Ishaku’s defeat by the APC candidate, Senator Aisha Alhassan with a landslide victory if something was not done quickly.
“The voting pattern of presidential election in Taraba State come 2015 would go along with the governorship election, meaning many of the electorate would cast their votes for Jonathan if the former acting governor Umar is given his party’s ticket to run as Jonathan.
“The entire youths in Taraba want to draw the attention of Mr. President and the ruling PDP to the fact that we the youth wing of the electorate says no to the funny zoning arrangement, and that the contest must remain open for the popular candidate, Garba Umar,” the youths said.