Professional And Non-Formal Groups Flag-Off Enlightenment Campaign Against Jang By Yakubu Busari,Jos
A coalition of some Professional and non formal groups in Plateau state are up in arms against governor Jonah Jang and his party, the PDP for throwing caution to the wind by imposing a governorship candidate on the people.
As a first step, they have begun massive enlightenment campaign across the state to warn electorates on the dangers associated with such imposition, especially that the candidate is believed to be a relation of the governor who is due to vacate office in May.
A member of the group hinted our Correspondent that “we have vowed to oppose the ‘impunity’ he is about to unleash on the state”.
Among the bodies are Plateau Progressives For Change, Concerned Plateau Professionals, EPSUN group, Intellectual Nexus for Change, Liberate Plateau Movement, DJs on the Plateau, Plateau Rescue Assembly as well as the Coalition for Plateau Professionals.
According to our source who declined to be name because of his status as a public servant, the major contenders for the position of governor in the opposition parties from the central and southern senatorial districts have been brought together with a view to harmonizing their positions to wrest power from the PDP which is bent on presenting a candidate from the north, which Jang hailed and have spent two terms now.
“We will vote the opposition in the coming general election, I maintained, we remain in the party (PDP) which we struggle to build in Plateau with our resources and sacrifice”, he boast.
Our Correspondent observed that the various groups are angry with governor Jang for imposing the senator representing the northern senatorial district, GNS Pwajok on the PDP and her delegates simply to swap positions, when in actual sense, the popular views is for the governor to emerge from the southern part which is yet to enjoy the position under the present dispensation.
They have argued at different for a that the central had produced senator Joshua Dariye and he spent two terms and the north with Jang who is due to vacate office in May.