State Chairman of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Youth Forum Plateau State, Comrade Joel Jelani has said, the PDP as a family promise to remain focus will not be distracted by the gimmicks of the All Progressives Congress plotting to cause division.
Jelani disclosed this to our correspondence in an interview in Jos ,as he said; “as a matter of fact the present government both in state and federal level actually failed Nigerians and what we are saying today Nigeria must be better than the way they placed us in this hardship.“
According to him, he said, the Ward2ward Grassroots mobilizer for the benefit of 2019 general election and beyond is the group that is established to take over power from the opposition party.
Joel Jelani said that Plateau 2019 is time to reclaim Plateau from the clutches of Esau of the APC cheap propaganda in trying to rig election at all cost.
He said as a patriotic and bona-fide Plateau Man; “I was miffed and shocked at the content of the article written and circulated on the social media by Rt. Hon. Yusuf Gagdi the member representing Kantana Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly on the 22nd of April, 2018.
He said the anti-Plateau agenda scripted and given to Governor Lalong to act was unraveled. He said It is shocked to read that Governor Lalong choose to ignore the call to rename Plateau State University after our father and leader, Baba Solomon D. Lar because he didn’t want to offend the powers that be from above.
This act is not only a display of cowardice but that of betrayal. How on earth do we rationalise naming a major road in the State after a man who hates Plateau passionately while yet we cannot immortalise our first civilian Governor simply because we don’t want to offend Feudal masters from above?
Going through the antecedents of our Governor, we vividly remember that Governor Lalong is the same person who told the whole world that he appointed a nominated a Hausa/Fulani person as commissioner so that peace will reign in the State. The same Governor Lalong betrayed the Plateau people when ethnic cleansing took place in Benue State.
For how long shall we continue watching while our Governor play subservient role at the Centre with no commiserable value to our Dear State?
“ When leaders betray their people and the people don’t overthrow them, it’s not just the leaders who should be blamed. ”( Sergei Lukyanenko).
2019 is a year to reclaim our State from those who are willing to trade off our people for the sake of power. If JD Gomwalk, Baba Paul Gindri, Baba Solomon Lar, Senator Dariye and Senator Jang had betrayed and sold Plateau out, where would we have been today?
” we stand up and ensure we bring on board the right leadership to enthrone not just good Governance but also restore the true Plateau vision come 2019 or we suffer the fate of our indecisiveness which the future generation will never forgive us”, he said.