Why violence broke out in Plateau on Saturday

by Panshak Ibrahim

Violence erupted on Saturday, January 10, as angry youths in Jos burnt a Peoples Democratic Party branded bus and vandalised other cars.

According to reports, the violence was in protest of the candidacy of Gyang Pwajok, the PDP governorship candidate in Plateau state.

Pwajok is the current senator representing the Jos North senatorial district, and was former SSG to outgoing governor, Jonah Jang.

The protesters reportedly alleged that Pwajok was imposed on the state by his former boss, Jang.

Therefore, his return to the state on Saturday, infuriated PDP youths belonging to another faction in the state, who then resorted to destruction and violence to signify their dissatisfaction.

The PDP primaries in various states were reportedly marred by irregularities, leading to the rise of various factions within the states.

Recently, the PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, released a statement, where he told the President that the party was “full of injustice”, and should stop the culture of “use and dump”.


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