Former Deputy Senate President ,Sen. Ibrahim Mantu son ,Dr ,Barr. Umar Ibrahim Mantu has said for him go into the race of Federal House of Representative of Bokkos /Mangu constituency is a call to serve his people meritoriously for the well being of humanity which is enshrined in the constitution.
Dr Umar Ibrahim Mantu disclosed this to journalists why he join the race at the Dadin Kowa youths centre before addressing his supporters in Jos South LGA .
Dr. Mantu, on Tuesday in Jos declared interest in contesting the Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency seat ,stressed the globally youth are taken over the mantle of leadership reposition their country better service delivery .
According to him at the age of 32-year-old being lawyer, he has come full of zeal and determination to provide quality leadership to the people of Bokkos ,Mangu which he was motivated by “an innate desire to serve humanity’s only because he own NGO that had provide boreholes ,building of Hospitals and construction of roads ’’.
He congratulate Hon Solomon Maren the present member but decry the dearth of basic facilities in his constituency and promised to seek projects that would improve living standards.
“I feel particularly perturbed at the poor quality of healthcare in my constituency he also lamented that there are no good hospitals and the schools are in bad shape ,revealing old days were citizens enjoy the state government policy.
“Mantu maintained that as a youth he full of experience and willingness to put them into action ,youths are energetic and ready to work he is educated and ambitious looking at condition of Nigeria youth they have no opportunities”.he noted.
Mantu reiterated that most of our area is generally rural and the people are agrarian, but even basic fertilizer is lacking, making it difficult for the farmers to go beyond basic subsistence farming. “What I intend to do is to look at these potentialities and work out ways to explore them toward a better life for my people,’’ .
On the persistent violence in Plateau, Mantu blamed that on the massive indolence among youths, saying that hands usually available for such evil would be reduced if there were jobs for the youths.
Mantu also emphasized the need for more education to enlighten people on the need for peaceful coexistence, pointing out that development would always elude the state if the chaos continued.
The aspirant also promised to work toward promoting mutual respect among the residents of Plateau. “There must be mutual respect along ethnic, tribal and religious lines; once there is mutual respect, there will be mutual confidence and mutual trust,’’ he said.
He expressed confidence that he would pick the PDP ticket and win the general elections because he was representing the youths, who constituted a bulk of the voters in his constituency.
The following are in the race include, former North-Central Zonal Director of the FRCN, Mr Sylvanus Namang, as well as Mr Danlami Jenka, a former director with the Bureau for Public Enterprises.