- Senator Istifanus Gyang representing Plateau North in the National Assembly has declared that there is no vacancy in the position come 2023
- Gyang was elected into office in 2019 as a first-time lawmaker on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party
- Meanwhile, the senator lamented the poverty in the land, insisting that everybody must make efforts to wipe it out
Those planning to unseat Senator Istifanus Gyang representing Plateau North in the National Assembly should forget about the idea according to the first-time lawmaker.
Gyang who was elected into office in 2019 as a first-time lawmaker on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, says there is no vacancy in the position come 2023, Punch Newspaper reports.
He made the declaration in Jos on Monday, December 13, while speaking at an empowerment programme that he organised for 360 youths drawn from his constituency.
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“I want to thank Plateau North for entrusting this mandate in my hands. This mandate is for the empowerment and uplift of my people and by the Grace of God, this mandate will transcend to the 10th Assembly. Anyone that dares the ever-winning mandate will go down for it.”
Going further, he lamented the poverty in the land.
“The situation has to change and it has to change by the impact of not just the government but also the corporate bodies, private sector and in our capacity as representatives of the people. That is why we are doing what we are doing to enable our people to make some investments that will bring a positive turnaround in their living conditions."
More killings in Nigeria as bandits extinguish 10 lives in fresh Plateau attack
Meanwhile, reports claim that about 10 people have been killed when suspected bandits attacked Pinau town in Wase local government area of Plateau state.
According to the reports, scores of others sustained various degrees of injuries on Sunday evening The incident happened after the villagers had finished from their weekly community market.
Hamman Sale, who, a member of the community confirmed the development, said the suspected bandits were from Zamfara state.