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Jang Warns Jega To Safe His Reputation, Opposes Use Of PVCs, Card Reader

From Agabus Pwanagba, Jos – With less than two weeks to the Presidential and National Assembly elections, Plateau State Governor and flagbearer of the PDP for Plateau North Senatorial District, Jonah Jang has berated the opposition All Progressives Congress, (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) for insisting on the use of Permanent Voters’ Card (PVCs) and the Card Reader.

Jang, who spoke at a town hall meeting at Angware headquarters of Jos East Local Government Area said he was suspicious of the delay in giving the PVCs to potential electorates advising the INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega should beware before he soils his reputation.

Addressing his Party’s supporters whom he urged to vote for in the forthcoming elections, he stressed that the INEC Chairman performed well in the 2011 general elections, so he should consolidate on the achievements and desist from act which could put the nation in crises.

The Governor was optimistic that his Party, would win in the state because the people know it was better to be in the mainstream than in the opposition.

“I don’t know why the APC and INEC insist on the use of PVCs and Card reader when it is obvious that there are hitches; I am suspicious of the delay in giving Plateau people the PVCs.

“If I go out to vote on the 28th and the thing rejects my finger prints, I will still vote as long as my name is on the register. Jega should not soil his reputation by putting the nation in crises. He performed well in 2011, let him consolidate on that” Jang warned.

Speaking on his preparedness for the Senate race, the governor stated, “I am not taking this race for granted, that is why I am here to ask you to assist me and say Baba, carry go.

“I will give good representation and there will be suggestion boxes in the constituency to get people suggestions on what they want in their area. Constituency projects will be well executed for the benefit of everyone.”

However, the PDP candidates in the zone including the Party flag bearer, Sen. Gyang Pwajok, Messrs Istifanus Gyang, Edward Pwajok, Mrs. Mary Gar, among others spoke at the event also canvassed support for President Goodluck Jonathan and PDP candidates.

Meanwhile, a community leader, Adah Peter Magaji appealed for peaceful elections say, counseling “know that God gives power, whatever happens on election days in terms of results, see it as a will of God and accept it in good faith”.

The town hall meeting continued in Jos South, Jos North, Bassa Local Government Areas with the team canvassing for massive supports from the electorates.


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