PDP vows to (re)capture power by 2019 in Plateau
With the just-concluded election of a new Exco for People Democratic Party in Plateau state, the party has pledged its readiness to re-position for 2019 general elections.
Its state chairman, Hon Damishi Sango, pledged his administrative loyalty to repositioning the party ahead of 2019 general elections and recapture power from the APC government. The former minister of Youth and Sports expressed his feelings during the official handing over at the party’s state secretariat in Jos, recently. He said that, this was a very important day in the history of plateau politics as all the former chairmen were witnessing the handing-over and return of peace in the state.
According to him, “Whether we like it or not, somebody must emerge the winner; but I can now understand the feeling of those, who lost in the last election. The party was divided, and Lalong didn’t come out to win; but it was the mistake of the leaders that gave him the victory.”
The PDP chairman stressed that, “APC government has no business in Plateau state; so we are calling on the new Exco to be united to give them credible opposition as a party,” stressing that, “whatever they are going to do we shall not allow them, but we appreciated constructive criticism, which no sentiment will separate us.
“We are going to work hard to revamp back the party. What surprises me most is that Governor Lalong is a lawyer and he committed an impunity of sacking local government chairmen; that is very sad,” adding that, “how can you be trained as a lawyer, yet you used law Act to cut off elected local government councils? We must bring them back if elected, come 2019.”
He challenged media to be objective in their reportage towards ensuring that they balance their reports. Hon Sango explained that throughout the period of electioneering campaign, none of their leaders ever decamp to the opposition party, so it is applause to them for remaining committed, despite the challenges and threats.
Hon Raymond Dabo described the PDP as a great party with which members kept faith with tenets of democratic principles. Professor Dakum Shown, on the other hand, expressed happiness for witnessing the official handing over of democratic structure of the PDP in the State, and promised to dialogue with the aggrieve members by pleading with them to join hands with the new Exco.
Prof Shown admitted that in 2015 general elections he worked for the victory of APC, but now pledge to support PDP. He commended the senators representing Plateau state and the House of Representatives, who are keeping the flag of the party flying.
Former speaker, Hon Titus Alam, assured that, PDP will regain back its lost glory in 2019 by making use of research team to reposition the party in a landslide victory.