2019: PDP backs Sen. Useni’s guber ambition
From Muhammad Tanko, in Jos
Senator Jeremiah Tumbut Useni, has said that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Plateau State is strong and he is therefore set to contest for the governorship seat of the State come 2019.
The Senator, who represents Plateau South Senatorial District, said he has finally made up his mind to contest, having done wider consultations with the people of the State.
He drop the hint at the state’s party Secretariat when he presented his letter of notification to party executives, adding that the crisis situation in the State was unfortunate.
“My reason of coming here is to inform you, having gone through many processes and after due consultations on the need to contest for governorship,” he said.
Senator Useni, told the PDP executives that he will soon meet a larger gathering in Plateau and will make a formal declaration.
“I am not a stranger in Plateau, I am not a stranger in politics,” he said.
According to him, Plateau state used to be a peaceful state, stressing that, “but today it is unfortunate, though I am not here to blame any one.”
Senator Useni, called on his campaign team not relent in working towards victory and further admonished them not go about insulting the opposition.
The PDP State Chairman Damishi Sango, while responding, said the Senator’s decision was a welcomed one in the party.
“There is no APC in Plateau State, it is the state of PDP, but we know that there was an accident, and having healed the injuries, we will come back to get back our state,” he said.
He said Senator Useni, is a great leader who has something good to give but not to take.
“We welcome this decision, of seeing full minded people coming to contest for the seat, because you have nothing to take but you have something to give, unlike those that will only come to get something,” he added.
Sango said now that they have received his letter it is no more a romour and they wish him good luck.
“This contest is about so many people coming into the party. We will provide enabling, playing ground to all members of the party,” he assured.
Governorship: I will contest in 2019, Sen. Useni tells Plateau PDP executives