The suspended Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Dr. Haruna Dabin, has been urged to stop parading himself as the state chairman of the party as that was capable of causing confusion among members and the general public.
This was contained in a letter from the National Secretariat of the party to the embattled former Chairman in response to a letter he wrote to the leadership of the party in Abuja seeking to reclaim his position.
Dabin was said to have written a letter to the leadership of the party on August 20, in which he addressed himself as the authentic Chairman of the party in the state.
Dabin’s letter titled ‘Clarification of Constitutional Powers’ received a daunting response from the party’s national leadership urging him to stop laying claim to his former position.
In the response to Dabin’s letter, which was signed by the PDP National Secretary, Professor Wale Oladipo, the party hierarchy said it was wrong for Dabin to continue to parade himself as the state chairman of the party, when he had formally resigned his position, adding that such could cause confusion in the party.
The embattled Dabin was suspended in June by the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the party over allegations of gross misconduct, including financial misappropriation and refusal to convene meeting. His deputy, Mr. Raymond Dabo, was asked to take over as acting chairman.
A seven-man disciplinary committee was immediately set up to investigate the alleged offences, and he was found guilty. But Dabin, who had declared interest in the governorship of the state in 2015 election, rejected his suspension and indictment by the report of the committee in the state, but went ahead to tender a letter of resignation at the National Secretariat. He yet continued to parade himself as the chairman.
But the National Secretariat in its letter to Dabin dated August 25, 2014 urged him to stop confusing the party in the state.
The letter reads in part: “Recall that in a bid to amicably resolve all issues, you resigned your position as Plateau State Chairman of the party with effect from Monday 14th July, 2014. Consequently, the claim in the second paragraph of your recent letter: ‘Clarification of Constitutional Powers’ that you remain the state chairman of the party in Plateau State, and your signing the letter as such is wrong.
“While requesting that you be strictly guided by the foregoing, we trust that the matter concerning the chairmanship of the party in Plateau State has been finally put to rest.”