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Dariye, Tallen return to PDP

25 November 2014, 15:13

Jos - As the 2015 general elections draw near, the camp of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state has swollen as 61 front line politicians have returned to the party in the state.

The returnees, led by former Governor, Joshua Dariye and former Deputy Governor Pauline Tallen, were received by the governor of the state, Jonah Jang on Monday at the Nenfor Arena, Pankshin.

Speaking on behalf of the returnees, Pam Gyang, who was Tallen’s running mate in the 2011 governorship election said: “We are back in PDP and we have come to stay and not to leave again; PDP has been a progressive party and we have come to support it move forward.

Most of us, the returnees, are founding members of PDP but defected due to one reason or the other but today, we are back home; there is no place like home, “ Gyang said.

Also read: Gov. Jang, PDP on collision course

Gyang pledged the returnees’ allegiance to PDP, adding that they would work for the party’s interest.

He said “we will cooperate with other members of the party and do our best towards the success and progress of the PDP “.

Jang, through his representative, Dr Paul Wai, the Commissioner for Education, welcomed the returnees to the PDP, which he described as “so large to accommodate everybody”.

“We expect all of you who returned to bring all your experiences to bear so as to add value to our democratic experiment, “ the governor said.

“We expect all of you who returned to bring all your experiences to bear so as to add value to our democratic experiment, “ the governor said.

Calling on members and supporters of PDP, especially aspirants, to eschew politics of bitterness and embrace acts of sportsmanship, the governor said with the 2015 elections around the corner, “let us work as a team to move the party to greater heights”.

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