Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Plateau state supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have been urged not to compromise their integrity for monetary means but to support the party, rather than support who will deliver the party.
Former chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Plateau state, Comrade Kemi Nshe, has joined the list of those gubernatorial aspirants seeking for the seat of power to take over from the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), come 2019, in the state.
Hon Kemi Nshe, who picked his nomination form on the platform of the PDP, has returned it on Monday and has since begun consultations with stakeholders, delegates and other party supporters on the need vote him as flag-bearer of the party, come 2019 general elections.
He was addressing the party leadership at the party secretariat in Jos, when he stated that, he has every structure to deliver the party and defeat the present governor, Simon Lalong, of the APC.
“I am a Goamai man; Lalong is also a Goamai man. I control the city of Shendam, while he controls and runs local politics in Ajikame, his village; and if I am given the ticket, by the time of elections being conducted before he goes to Ajikame and comes back, we have already finished collecting the results in Shendam before 12 noon,” he said.
According to Hon Nshe, “In 2015, PDP had all it takes to win elections. We were controlling the government and the money, but just little mistakes made us to lose that election.
“If we must get it right this time, I am the only candidate that can beat Lalong. Having served as NLC chairman and at other capacities before moving to serve as local government chairman for three terms, I know the problems and the needs of Plateau citizens,” and assured he will not fail them.
Hon Nshe retorted that, “What we need now is for us to come together and work for the party, and I assure you that we will have 240,000 votes in Southern zone and, if am made the flag-bearer of the party, I am capable of producing 75 per cent votes for PDP in that area; but any slight mistake, then the party will lose to Lalong.”
The former state NLC chairman with his campaign team later moved to Bassa and Jos North local government areas where he appealed to delegates to reason with him and consider him the “best option” in the forthcoming delegates’ election.