Governor Jang Wants Middle Belt To Succeed Jonathan In 2019Featured, Latest News Friday, February 14th, 2014
Agabus Pwanagba, Jos
Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State has called on the people of the Middle belt to start working towards the Presidential elections in 2019, saying when President Jonathan finishes his second term in office, someone from the region should take over from him.
Jang made the call while speaking on Thursday in Jos, Plateau State at the 4th Middle belt Leader Conference with the theme: “Strategic Partnerships for the National Conference”
The governor blamed the current challenges facing the zone as well as the entire country on failed older generation who have held leadership positions both in states and at the national level.
“We of the older generation might not have done well, but for the fact that we are on our way out with one leg in the grave and another still on earth, therefore we must not destroy the country for the younger generation.” He added
He lamented that Middle belt region has suffered neglect by passed administrations due to lack of unity among the people of the zone.
His words: “If we unite, God will anoint the next President after Jonathan from middle belt, so the middle belt must prepare to produce the next president after Jonathan.
“So we should start planning for it, nobody is coming to give it to us free of charge and we can only plan for it when we are united.
Also speaking, Chief Olu Falae who was the guest speaker at the occasion urged would be delegates to the planned national conference to deliberate on returning regional governments to enable government come closer to the people at the grassroots.
He also wanted the issue of the controversial state police to be discussed at conference, as a means of effective policing of the country.
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