Present A Level Play Ground For All, Jimmy Cheto Tells Jang By Yakubu Busari, Jos
Nigeria is a blessed country where abject poverty co-exists harmoniously with the affluent rich, even as the politician continue to live in great luxury, the majority of the electorates cannot boost of one square meal a day.
History was made as the embattled winner of the People Democratic Party, PDP gubernatorial Primaries in Plateau, Sen. GNS Pwajok has controversies trailing the outcome his result.
The main rival of the primaries have challenged and also accused Governor Jonah David Jang for hijacking the delegates’ forms right from Abuja by rigging the election.
The Governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Eng. Jimmy Cheto on Tuesday advised Plateau state Governor Jonah David Jang to present a level playing field to all aspirants.
He said, “I believe in competition is what democracy need since the primaries nobody has come to meet us ,we are still waiting for the response from national secretariat” he also warned that his party will likely lose Plateau State if it doesn’t take cogent efforts to rectify last month’s primary elections in which Senator Gyang Pwajok emerged as the party flag bearer.
Engr. Cheto who spoke with journalists in Jos said despite written complaints made by the aggrieved aspirants before and after the primaries, the National Working Committee was yet to respond adding that “if GNS Pwajok is left to run, we cannot guarantee PDP winning the election in Plateau State.”
“As an individual, I don’t believe that Plateau citizens are slaves to one tribe, I will remain in the PDP but I cannot control how the voters or my supporters will vote, right now as it stands, they are saying they will vote the opposition.
I don’t know how much I can do about that, but I am not leaving the party,” he said.
He said contrary to insinuations, the party at the state level has not made efforts to reconcile aggrieved party members with the alleged winner but stressed that “GNS did not win the election; he is not our candidate but if today PDP recognises that the congresses was not well done and decides to cancel it but also knowing there is no time and decided to go for a consensus candidate from the southern zone, all of us will support him in the interest of peace on the Plateau.”
The former director lamented the level of irregularities starting from the sale of delegates forms which was stamped with government official logo and was later return back to the national secretariat ,adding, we condemn the attitude, how can an aspirant participate in supervising .
“I will remain in PDP but cannot control my voters if zoning arrangement will not be adhere strictly in Plateau”, Cheto said.