Jang tells political appointees to deliver Oct. 6 bye-election or resign
October 02, 2012 18:27
Jos, Oct. 3, 2012 (NAN) Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau has charged political appointees in the state to deliver their wards in the Oct. 6 bye-election to the People Democratic Party (PDP) candidates or resign.
The governor said this at a campaign rally for the Plateau North senatorial as well as the house of assembly seats in Barkin Ladi on Tuesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalled that the seat became vacant following the demise of Sen. Gyang Dantong and Mr Gyang Fulani, the majority leader of the assembly.
``My commissioners, Special Advisers and Council Caretaker Chairmen in the Plateau North senatorial district must ensure that they deliver their wards in this bye-election or tender their resignation letters.
``I wouldn’t mind to send fresh nominees to the state House Assembly to replace any appointee that will fail PDP on Saturday’s bye-election,’’ Jang said.
The governor said that the bye-election was so crucial to PDP and would not tolerate any laxity on the part of the appointees.
He advised them to work assiduously for the victory of party at their respective wards, reminding them that PDP were occupants of the vacant seats.
He said that the appointees should work as a team to reclaim the seats from the opponents who were eager to snatch the seats.
``It is our belief that we shall win virtually all the polling units in the six local government councils within the senatorial district.’’
The Plateau PDP Chairman, Dr Haruna Dabin, said that the party had a reward for the highest performing polling unit.
``The first to the third best performing polling unit will be given a prize as a way of rewarding hardworking party supporters.
``This bye-election is operation deliver your polling unit. Therefore, the highest percentage vote cast would be handsomely rewarded by our party,’’ he said.
Dabin described Gyang Pwajok, the party’s senatorial candidate, as a vibrant youth, who possessed the qualities to represent Plateau at the National Assembly.
He also enjoined the people of Barkin Ladi to support their daughter, Kaneng Fulani, the wife of late majority leader of the Plateau House Assembly, Gyang Fulani, and vote her en mass.
Pwajok in his speech at the rally, pledged to give qualitative representation at the national level.
Fulani on her part, called on women to the party that had given women more than the 35 per cent affirmative participation in the government of the state. (NAN)