By Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Minister for Youths and Sport, Barr Solomon Dalung, has said that the performances and integrity of those elected will save them in 2019.
He was speaking shortly after the graduation ceremony of Senior Executive Course 39, 2017, in NIPSS Kuru, near Jos, on Saturday, in an interview with newsmen.
According to Dalung, “come 2019, the general campaign slogan will not be APC up-and-down but it will be APC integrity; your integrity will save you.
“If you are being elected and did not perform, no miracle will save you, even those of us in the party are going to emphasize on integrity,” he stated.
Barr Dalung noted that, “we are not going to talk and party; we are going to talk about integrity and, if people of integrity gather, we will save Nigeria.”
He said, the performances of President Muhammdu Buhari will speak for him in 2019.
“Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State was elected by the people of Plateau. At the end of his 2019, he is going to be accountable; his performance will speak for him,” Dalung said.
The minister further explained that, those of them in government are not talking about election yet. “We have a mandate given to us by Nigerians to bring change, and for now we are being preoccupied on how we can discharge the very serious responsibility given to us.
“So, for those who are already campaigning – that is their business; we are not even thinking about it, because our integrity is called to test: unless we deliver, we are not in position to tell Nigerians that we are looking for a mandate. If you are interested in bringing ideas on how we can discharge this mandate given to us, we will listen,” he said.