Ex-Sports Minister, Sango, Emerges PDP Chairman in Plateau


Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

Former Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr Damishi Sango, has emerged the Plateau State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the state congress election which held on Tuesday at the Treasures Inn, Jos, the state capital.

Sango polled 758 votes to defeat former member the House of Representatives (Jos South/Jos East constituency) Hon. Bitrus Kaze, who got 222 votes.

Announcing the winner, the Chairman of Congress committee, Hon Mustapha Habib Zanna particularly acknowledged the maturity of the contestants in which they conducted themselves peacefully.

Zanna, who described the congress as a family meeting to review the party’s performances in the last general elections, lamented that for the first time in 16 years PDP has become an opposition party.

He however said he was encouraged that when he went round he observed that the party was still very much on ground. “It is a matter of re-organisation, and in 2019 we shall be back in power,” he said.