Mr. Damishi Sango Former Minister of Sports has declared that the people of Plateau State will vote for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the general elections because the ruling party was conceived and delivered in the state.
He made the declaration when he led a group of senior citizens on a courtesy visit to the governorship candidate Senator Gyang Nyam Shom Pwajok in Jos.
He said: “We are here as members of Plateau Elders Forum to express our support for the ruling party PDP and all its candidates for the general election next month.
Sango added: “Plateau people cannot abandon PDP for whatever reason; we can’t destroy the house we built because of certain disagreement.
“We want to let the world know that Plateau is the home of PDP, the ruling party was conceived in Jos by the founding fathers in 1998; the name of the party and its logo and colours were selected and designed in a meeting of stakeholders in Jos.
“That was why the first national chairman of the party was given to a plateau man as the pioneer national leader of the party. The party went into political contest with other parties in 1999 to earn it a major national victory and made it a ruling party in Nigeria.
“Given these indisputable facts, even if everyone abandoned the party, Plateau people will remain in the party because the party is our baby.”
The PDP chieftain said: “The elders’ forum under my leadership will take it upon itself to embark on a reconciliatory mission in the state to make sure the opposition parties will not take advantage of the little disagreement among the party stakeholders as a result of the last governorship primaries.
“We have resolved to vote Senator Gyang Pwajok as the party’s governorship candidate, we will vote President Goodluck Jonathan again and all other candidates of the party in the general election because we can’t afford to be in opposition against the party we labour to build” adding that the so-called disagreement in the party is a family affair.”
Senator Pwajok said, “The visit of the elders’ forum has brightened my hope in the election. I thought I have been left alone in this struggle but I now know the young and the old are behind me and I feel encouraged.
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