The immediate Past Governor of Plateau State and the Serving Senator representing Plateau Northern Senatorial District at the National Assembly Sen. Jonah David Jang had declared his intention to contest for the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2019 under the Platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Senator Jang who is the first aspirant from the Middle belt states to declared for the Presidency said his ambition is borne out of the desire to serve Nigeria having the capacity to bring Unity and Peace if given the opportunity.
Jang while making his declaration in a meeting Plateau State Elders yesterday at WAYE Foundation in Jos including former top government functionaries who served under him when he held sway as Executive Governor, serving legislators both at the State and National Assembly and well-wishers said having consulted widely across the Nation, he has received overwhelming acceptability to contest for the Presidency in 2019.
“Security, economic development and human capital development, Nigerian Unity would be key in my administration if elected as the President of this Country”.
He said he would entrench good governance through transparency in governance, respect for rules of law and ensure justice prevails at all times.
Sen. Jang promised not to disappoint the good people of Plateau State, Middle Belt and Nigeria if elected President as he would work towards uniting the Country.
It would be recalled that a member Representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives Hon. Istifanus Dung Gyang had earlier also declared his intention to take over from Senator Jang in the red Chambers.
However the Former Government has disclosed that the Senate seat come 2019 is now vacant and it is left for people of Plateau North to decide who should represent them in the red chamber.
Apart from Hon. Istifanus Dung Gyang who has officially declared and submitted his letter of intention at the PDP State Secretariat to Contest for Plateau North Senatorial Seat, others who are nursing ambition to include Hon. Edward Pwajok (SAN), Secretary to the Plateau State Government Hon. Rufus Bature, Former Chief of Staff during Jang regime Da Francis Bot and Former Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly Hon. Isa Chungwom Song amongst others.