ADVERTISEMENT

PDP tells INEC to declare Senator's seat vacant

The party denied any division or crisis in its ranks and called on its supporters to disregard such insinuations.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Dariye, on Thursday at the Senate, announced his defection from PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC), citing lingering leadership crisis in the party as reason.

In a statement by the party’s Deputy Chairman in the state, Mr Amos Gombi, on Friday in Jos, PDP urged INEC to immediately conduct fresh election for Dariye’s Plateau Central Senatorial seat.

It said that the fresh election would be in accordance with section 68, sub-section one of the 1999 Constitution as amended since Dariye had abandoned the party on whose platform he contested and won the election.

ADVERTISEMENT

”In 2015, Sen. Dariye contested and was elected on the platform of the PDP as senator, representing Plateau Central Senatorial Zone.

”But, by leaving the party, he cannot under this circumstance, lawfully and legally retain his seat as representative of the people in accordance with section 68 sub-section 1 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

”We strongly condemn this act and demand that he should honourably resign and vacate his seat as senator representing Plateau Central, haven become a member of another party before the expiration of his tenure.

”So, we categorically call on INEC to immediately declare his seat vacant and conduct fresh election to replace him,” the statement demanded.

It urged the supporters and members to remain steadfast in their loyalty, saying that Dariye’s exit would do no harm to its popularity.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Middle belt youths told to back out of planned protest against Tinubu's govt

Middle belt youths told to back out of planned protest against Tinubu's govt

Peter Obi sues Bayo Onanuga for ₦5bn over mob action claim

Peter Obi sues Bayo Onanuga for ₦5bn over mob action claim

We'll manage protest professionally - IGP promises response to Aug 1 protest

We'll manage protest professionally - IGP promises response to Aug 1 protest

Oyo nurses suspend 2-month strike for 1 month awaiting State Government response

Oyo nurses suspend 2-month strike for 1 month awaiting State Government response

NNPC boss, Mele Kyari, denies ownership of Malta-based petrol blending plant

NNPC boss, Mele Kyari, denies ownership of Malta-based petrol blending plant

After 3-year probe, FCCPC fines Meta, WhatsApp $220m for invasion of Nigerians' data

After 3-year probe, FCCPC fines Meta, WhatsApp $220m for invasion of Nigerians' data

BREAKING: Senate passes ₦70,000 minimum wage bill

BREAKING: Senate passes ₦70,000 minimum wage bill

EFCC's delay in filing processes stalls Kwankwaso rights hearing and others

EFCC's delay in filing processes stalls Kwankwaso rights hearing and others

Akpabio succumbs, apologises to Senator Natasha over ‘nightclub’ comment

Akpabio succumbs, apologises to Senator Natasha over ‘nightclub’ comment

Pulse Sports

Usain Bolt shuts down Noah Lyles's bullish character speaking with Nigerian legendary footballer Mikel Obi

Usain Bolt shuts down Noah Lyles's bullish character speaking with Nigerian legendary footballer Mikel Obi

Osimhen to get ₦7 billion salary increment with PSG move

Osimhen to get ₦7 billion salary increment with PSG move

Bukayo Saka and Kanu model Lagos-themed Arsenal away jersey for the 2024/25 season

Bukayo Saka and Kanu model Lagos-themed Arsenal away jersey for the 2024/25 season

Michelle Alozie Net Worth: Age, Profile, Career, Salary, Husband, How Rich is she in 2024?

Michelle Alozie Net Worth: Age, Profile, Career, Salary, Husband, How Rich is she in 2024?

Racism storm rocks Chelsea as players UNFOLLOW Enzo Fernández on Instagram

Racism storm rocks Chelsea as players UNFOLLOW Enzo Fernández on Instagram

Nigeria abandon 2-Time AFCON winner, eye move for former England manager to replace Finidi George

Nigeria abandon 2-Time AFCON winner, eye move for former England manager to replace Finidi George

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT