Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Hon. Damishi Sango says the recent clashes within the party over the selection of Mr. James Dalok as running mate for its governorship flag bearer were caused by communication gap.

Some members of his Executive Council had signed a protest letter against the choice of Mr. Dalok, a Philosophy Doctorate holder in Accounting against Mr. Benedict Shignugul, the acclaimed party's popular choice.

The State Party Chairman however told MKB in his office, Friday that the existing issues had been resolved and campaigns were about commencing.

"Lalong (the incumbent State Governor) is in trouble; he is going back to (his village) in Ajikamai (in Southern Plateau)," he said, assuring the party was united in the battle against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party.

Sango had however appealed to party stakeholders in Mangu Local Government Area where the top two nominees for the seat of the running mate hail from to reconcile them in the interest of the party.

Receiving an interest group from the LGA on a solidarity visit at the State PDP Secretariat, Friday in Jos, the party Chairman assured that the Gubernatorial flag bearer, Sen. Jeremiah Useni chose his running mate without interference in line with the party's constitution.

Leader of the group called Popular Mandate Researchers (PMR), Mr. Timothy Longrum however expressed delight at the choice of Mr. Dalok, given his antecedent as "humble, selfless, hardworking and detribalized," individual.

A meeting earlier reported to have held in regards of the emergence conflict within the party over the choice of the running mate was however said to have ended in a deadlock.

Some top members and officials of the party had threatened to withdraw their membership if the issues were not resolved.

A Chairmanship candidate in the recently held LGA Polls, Chief Ayuba Gufwan yesterday officially announced his withdrawal from the party in protest to "discriminatory" remarks allegedly made by some members of the State Executive Council of the party and the Gubernatorial campaign organization.

The physically challenged Mangu LGA aspirant was allegedly discriminated against given his disability, a situation he said he would not take likely.

"If I have to choose between party membership and standing for the rights of the disabled, I will choose the latter," he said in a press statement.

The State PDP Chairman, Hon. Sango has however apologized to Mr. Gufwan for the experience.

Sango believed Gufwan was productive and widely accepted in the State politics, saying the discriminatory remarks were regrettable.

Gufwan has however not announced his reconsideration of his decision following the purported apology which was widely circulated on social media.