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Coalition of PDP Youth Groups in Central senatorial district of  Taraba State have warned against tampering with the existing zoning arrangement of governorship positions among the zones, threatening to  resisted any attempt to derail the arrangement  with vehemence.


Addressing a press conference in Bali, Chairman of the Coalition  , Hon Prince Shittu Suntai  said the Central zone shall remain resolute and will abide by the spirit of letter of the earlier arrangement that produced Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku from the Southern zone in 2015.


"Hopeful as we are that the governorship shall return to Taraba Central zone after running it's course through Taraba Nothern Zone. The purported incursion of any interest group seeking to upturn this arrangement by calling on some self-seeking politicians from Southern zone which is completing is turn is not a reflection of the position of the people of Taraba Central zone," Suntai said.


 The group called on   the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) particularly the Taraba State Chapter to this ingenious power rotation model reached by the party in 2011, and to caution against jettisoning same which may attract negative consequences on the fortune of the party.


"We the PDP Youth groups of Central zone in Taraba State wish to draw the attention of our political aspirants wishing to tamper with the divine arrangement laid by the founding fathers of the State on power rotation to retrace their footsteps by succumbing to this order which we consider sacrosanct.


"We call on the leader of this Party in the State His Excellency Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku, the State PDP Chairman Lt. Col Agbu Kefas (Rtd) and all PDP critical stakeholders to rally support for power shift to the northern zone as the 2023 elections approaches.


"We acknowledge the fact that posterity will appropriately define his place in the history of Taraba State as a beacon of peace,unity and development. We employ His Excellency to superintend in good conscience the process of transition of power that will ensure that the principle of rotation is respected by the party. We believe that this arrangement is responsible for the massive turnout of votes for the party over the years and consequently made PDP a dominant party in the State," the group said.

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