The coalition of Plateau State youths drawn from the seventeen local government areas of the state under a front known as the Plateau Progressive Youth(PPY) have called on senator representing Plateau north senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Sen. Jonah David Jang to contest for the seat of the president, Federal Republic of Nigeria in the forthcoming elections coming up in 2019.
The chairman, PPY Emmanuel Lokpon at the press conference on Thursday said since the inception of democracy, North Central Nigeria has never been given the opportunity to serve the country either as president or vice president adding that Plateau has what it takes to produce a suitable and credible candidate.
Also speaking, the state PDP youth leader, Aliya Zakari, on his part encouraged the youths to participate in politics, describing the year 2019 as a year for the youths as the party is in full support of the call to service.
Some members of the Plateau Progressive Youth stated their reasons for supporting the movement
Lokpon added that the former Governor contesting for the number one seat in the country will ensure justice, equity and fairness in the country.