It was a hive of Joy today, Thursday 18 August, as citizens of Jos South LGA turned out for the homecoming of their illustrious son, Hon Pam Bot-Mang, running mate to the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe, in the forth coming governorship elections.
The event began in the morning with turn out of supporters defying the downpour at the Gwom Rwey’s Palace of Gyel, Jos South LGA, as the welcomed the entourage.
Leading the delegation, Captain of the Generation next movement, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda, explained that Pam Bot-Mang was not picked as the running mate because he is Berom from Jos South but because of his track record of integrity, self reliance, humility and magnanimity.
Nentawe noted that his relationship with Bot-Mang started during his secondary school days 40 years ago, where he served him diligently for four years as a school boy.
He praised the Berom nation for grooming and raising credible children who are God’s fearing and noted that he was also raised by a Berom man who moulded and impacted him positively with good character to face societal challenges.
“We will engage, empower and employ Plateau youths to enable them access 10 percent of our resources to grow their businesses and become economically self reliance.
“We will be transparent, free, fair and run an all inclusive government while the youths will be mentored.”
He acknowledged the rising wave of insecurity, kidnapping and other forms of criminality that has ravaged the state, stressing that stringent measures would be taken to address the menace.
The Dagwom Rwey of Jos South, Da. Ngah Dangyang who received Pam Bot-Mang, praised his style of leadership quality saying history is about to repeat itself where he is preparing to fill the vacuum of his late father, who was a Deputy Governor to former Governor Joshua Dariye.
He urged them to work together as partners in progress by complementing each other and prayed for their success during the election.
Royal blessings was bestowed on Hon Pam Bot-mang by Dagwom Rwey, Jos South Da Ngah Dangyang on behalf of other traditional rulers in Jos South.
The Deputy Governorship Candidate, Pam Bot-Mang, earlier, appreciated the Berom nation for supporting him saying he will not disappoint the Berom nation and the people of Plateau State if entrusted with the mandate.
He described the visit as significant stressing that APC place high premium on Jos South Local Government Area where they are trusted with the Deputy Governorship ticket, Plateau North Senatorial ticket and the House of Representatives ticket.
Bot-Mang solicited the support of his people assuring them that if elected, they will right the wrongs made in the past for the prosperity of the people.
The Nentawe/Bot-Mang team equally visited the Berom Educational and Cultural Organization (BECO), Berom Women Development Association (BWDA) and the Berom Youth Moulders-Association (BYM) and canvassed support ahead of the 2023 election.
The BECO President, Da. Gyang Dudu who responded on behalf of the groups said the Berom people are accommodative and hospitable and urged them to manage the ethnic and religious diversity in the state.
Climax of the occasion was a grand reception at the Jos South Mini-stadium Bukuru were all supporters gathered in numbers irrespective of the heavy rains.