Plateau 2019: Why I Want To Be Governor - Datong
"Plateau has a lot of potential in agriculture, tourism, education, information technology and engineering."
Everyone who has been or wants to be governor of the state must have said this, including the incumbent, Simon Lalong, who will likely seek re-election in 2019.
As the date gets closer, it is sure that what the people of the state want is not just statements but real commitment to their development.
One man who thinks he can do better is Gwaman Datong. He is seeking the support of the citizens in the state to become governor in 2019.
He said he had held consultations among various political interests across the state and is convinced that he had has solutions to persisting problems.
“I urge the citizens to contribute to my quest to better the state as a governor in 2019; it is not about me, but about us and the development of the state.
“It is not also a contest, but collaboration because I need a good team to solve any problem; I would like you to help me by pointing out any issues that you feel needs attention and also ask how I intend to resolve it.
“I will also be glad if your questions are not just a test but a genuine desire to make the state better,” he said in a statement on Thursday.
Datong said he would contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
With the security challenge in the state still lingering after several promises, do the people still trust Lalong to fix the state?
With most aspirants promising to ensure a positive resolution of these conflicts in the state, can Lalong beat the challenge?
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