The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Friday asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to declare the seat of Senator Joshua Dariye, vacant.
The PDP’s call follows Dariye’s defection from the party. A statement issued by the party’s Deputy Chairman in Plateau state, Amos Gombi, read, ”In 2015, Sen. Dariye contested and was elected on the platform of the PDP as senator, representing Plateau Central Senatorial Zone. But, by leaving the party, he cannot under this circumstance, lawfully and legally retain his seat as representative of the people in accordance with section 68 sub-section 1 of the 199 Constitution as amended.
”We strongly condemn this act and demand that he should honourably resign and vacate his seat as senator representing Plateau Central, haven become a member of another party before the expiration his tenure. So, we categorically call on INEC to immediately declare his seat vacant and conduct fresh election to replace him”.