• As Plateau Central Lives With Consequences Of Violating Pankshin, Kanke And Kanam (PKK) Rotation Formula
The elections in the central zone of Plateau State have been won and lost but the losses are blamed on non-compliance with the agreed formula to rotate political representation among the three dominant groups – Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam (PKK) that make up the zone.
One of the victims of the violation is Mr. David Shikfu Parradang of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who contested with Mr. Hezekiah Dimka of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections. Dimka won the election to the Senate.
Not satisfied with the result, Parradang took his case to the election petition tribunal but the tribunal upheld Dimka’s election at the end of the day. The Court of Appeal in Jos equally dismissed Parradang’s petition and affirmed the decision of the tribunal. That marked the end of the contest. He now has to oil his machinery for 2023.
However, some political observers have said Parradang was hasty, as he didn’t have enough experience to aspire to Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They think he should have started from the scratch.