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Massive crowd welcomed the All Progressives Congress(APC) Governorship candidate in Plateau Dr Nentawe Yilwatda, on Wednesday during the unveiling of the Campaign Director General Prof Sebastian Maimako and other members of the campaign team of the party at the Rwang Pam stadium in Jos.
It could be recalled that the All Progressives Congress APC and generation Next Plateau 2023 Guber candidate in Plateau Dr Nentawe Yilwatda had appointed Prof Sebastian Maimako an academic and a Professor of aii, counting and finance as its Director General campaign council.
Our correspondent reports that thousands of APC loyalists and supporters trooped out on Wednesday and gathered in various groups in and around the stadium to receive the governorship Candidate Dr Nentawe Yilwatda.
Some of the personalities at the Stadium includes the Director General of the Industrial Training Fund ITF Sir Joseph Ari, Deputy National Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC), Barrister, Festus Velnoe Fuanter, most Candidates of Senatorial, Federal house of representatives, State of Assemblies, Local Government council chairman APC Youth and woman leader, amongst other important personalities.
Dr Nentawe who spoke at the occasion pledged to utilise potentials of youths for growth, progress and development of the state if elected in the forthcoming 2023 general election.
His words “We will address the State’s economy and 10% of the State IGR will be deployed to address issues of the vulnerable groups like the youths, women, and people living with disabilities.”
Dr Nentawe also said that “We will be transparent, free, fair and run an all-inclusive government while the youths will be mentored appointed as commissioners and other positions.”
He said stringent measures would be taken to tackle State for their support to the party and for believing in him and other APC Candidates.
The state chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC Hon Rufus Bature who earlier spoke at the occasion warned members of the party against anti party activities, stressing that the APC is a party of discipline.
He lamented that reports reaching them has it that some persons in the party are in the APC but are plotting to vote other candidates from other political parties, we have identified them, I call on the people of the state to support the party at all times.
Bature further said that “we have the confidence that we will win the 2023 elections, from the House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate, Governorship and the Presidency, we will deliver.”
“We are fully prepared and ready to go for the campaigns, we are waiting for the bell to be rung to start the campaign.”
Speaking on behalf of the elders of the Plateau North Senatorial zone, one time Ambassador, Hon Ibrahim Kasai stressed that with what is on ground, the APC would win Plateau Governorship election.
He described the unveiling ceremony of the DG Campaign and others as “Overwhelming” adding that the huge crowd is an indication that the APC flagbearer will win the State, in next year’s Governorship election, We were overwhelmed with the turn out, he added.”
Responding the Director General of the Nentawe Yilwatda campaign team Prof Maimako pledged to go to every part of the state to campaign for the Candidate.
He added that Dr Nentawe is a good candidate that would revamp major sectors of the state if given the opportunity.
Prof Maimako said his doors are always open to all and called on the People of the state to support the movement.
Other members of the campaign committee includes
- Deputy DG (Operations) – Rt Hon Shehu Yipmong
Deputy DG (Administration) – Comrade Jibrin Bancir
Deputy DG (Election Management) – Hon. Ernest Daa
Campaign Council Secretary – Prof. Shem Bindas
while Candidate, Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda is the Chairman of the campaign council while the APC Chairman, Hon. Rufus Bature is the deputy Chairman.