After months of suspense, the Speaker of Plateau House of Assembly, Joshua Madaki, said he is not seeking re-election in the 2019 general election.

According to him, even though the zoning arrangement was in his favour, he had decided to give others the opportunity to serve.

“As mark for my consistent respect, standing for what the people believe, it suffice to say I stand with the collective choice even if asked a 100th time, I do not desire breaking the faith. Until the deadline for purchase of interest and nomination form, I did not pick any, because it is settled.

“But I will continue to support the party, APC in entirety towards success.

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"I wish above all, this has safely and finally put an end to long months of speculation on my candidacy in Jos East House of Assembly seat”, he emphasised.

Madaki in a statement personally signed by him on Friday in Jos said he had decided to stand with the community and people by rejecting individualism without breaking the bond of faith and bringing agony.

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