By Achadu Gabriel,, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Secretary and vice Chairman of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) have raised alarm over planned state congress of the party commencing from for today Saturday, describing it as illegal.
The Secretary and vice Chairman Mr. Mark Kure Bityong and St. Kamven Enoch led group made the assertions in the letter addressed to the Resident Electoral Commissioner, lndependent
National Electoral Commission (INEC) Kaduna State.
The letter made available to journalists stated that the notice by a group claiming to be acting on a letter written by
PRP former interim National Secretary, Tunde Alli, to organise State Congress of the Party in Kaduna State starting from Saturday, 13th March
Titled: An Illegal PRP Congress in Kaduna state”, the party officials stated that holding any state congress of party would be illegal since the party is still in court with Falalu Bello led Exco members of those planning for illegal congress.
“It has come to our notice that a group claiming to be acting on a letter written by
PRP former interim National Secretary, Tunde Alli, is planning to organise an illegal
State Congress of the Party in Kaduna State starting from Saturday, 13th March
“You may recall our letter dated 25th January 2021 in which we made known to you
the position of the Party in Kaduna State under the Chairmanship Mal Abdirahman
Haruna Danbirni, Also note that the issue as contained in our said letter is still ongoing in
“In the light of the above, the said letter calling for State Congress is a complete
disregard to Party Constitution and Court Order where the status quo subsists till
the determination of the matter in Court.
“We, being peace loving and law abiding members of the PRP in Kaduna State, have
resolved to approach your office and lay our complaint in order for you to take
the necessary actions to stop the illegal congress”, the party stated.
The group also copied Kaduna police command, DSS Director, Kaduna State independent electoral commission and Nigeria Peace Corp Commandant Kaduna respectively of the development.
Falalu Bello remained suspended as interim national Chairman of the party, according to a communique issued and signed by 10 PRP top shot on 25th September 2020 in Abuja by concerned members.
The Bityong and Enoch led group, went to court in 2019 against refusal by some members to elevated vice Chairman to acting Chairman position after the death of former kaduna state Chairman in line with the party constitution. End