Plateau PDP Primaries: Victory for Democracy and a Call for Unity
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on May 26, 2022
The just-concluded primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State which were held under a free and fair atmosphere without any kind of rancor is a sign of good things soon to be experienced in the State. The outcome of the primaries will best be described as no victor no vanquished, as all the aspirants gave a good account of themselves and congratulated each other for a good contest.
The party is set to be on winning ways again as it has shown that it is the true party for the state, one which is guaranteed to bring relief to the sufferings that citizens of the state have had to endure in the last seven years. The years past have indeed been full of agony and untold suffering for the people but succor is on the way with the emergence of the various candidates for various positions in the PDP.
While we congratulate our candidates for the various positions, we must also applaud the many aspirants who sought to represent the party. Their demonstration of sportsmanship in all the primaries is worthy of commendation. Those who won are just one among many equals. The outcome is a call to unity for all our stakeholders to return to the various constituencies to begin to engage with the people in order to vote in a new paradigm that guarantees a better life for our people.
The PDP family has shown that unity of purpose is a core ingredient in achieving set goals, we must therefore return to the trenches as we prepare for the secondary election, knowing that we are up against a ruthless opponent that stokes in trade is propaganda without performance. The Plateau people must show their dissatisfaction with non-performance and begin to mobilize, toward aligning with those who have not only shown empathy but are more concerned about guaranteeing a secured, peaceful, and developed plateau for now and the on-coming generations.
We especially, congratulate Barr. Caleb Mutfwang for emerging as the PDP gubernatorial flagbearer and call on him to hit the ground running in joining forces with the other aspirants who sought the ticket to begin to harmonize ideas, insights, and concepts on how to prosecute the forthcoming general elections and put the state back in its right place, in national reckoning and international visibility.
Senator Jang wishes to thank the Chairman and NWC of the People Democratic Party, the electoral panel, His Excellency Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, and His Excellency Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state for their kind support.
History will be kind to the Chairman and members of the Plateau State Exco and indeed the entire PDP family for conducting what can be described as the most transparent primaries in modern history.
Media Consultant to Senator Jonah David Jang