Wednesday, 11 May 2016

29th May: Plateau People Await The Good, Bad And Ugly Speeches

By: Valentine Adese and Ifeanyi Okonkwo

As the country continues its democratic journey towards 29th May, 2016, the citizens are also getting prepared to hear their leaders’ Good, Bad and Ugly speeches relating to how they have made significant efforts in bring development and better welfare packages to their door steps. 

One of the most interesting developments towards 29th May is the re-positioning of one of the major opposition political party in the country, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  

You would recall that the PDP has just conducted its congresses nationwide to produce the party’s leadership at all levels in order to prepare for the 2019 political showdown.

In Plateau state, the new Chairman of the state chapter of the PDP is now Hon. Damishi Sango, a former Minister for Youth and Sport. 

Sango from reports, gave his fellow contestants miles in the votes counted in the congress that was held at Treasure Inn Hall, along Jonah Jang way Jos in Plateau State.

From the official votes announced, Sango scored 758, while his closes rival, Hon Bitrus B. Kaze, scored 222. The third contestant, Mr. Philip Adik who was alleged not to have even voted for himself, scored 0 votes.

With these political developments, Nigerians are of the opinion that, a better and proper analysis of the economic situation of the country and the current administration’s policies would be put in a contentious perspective for Nigerians to appreciate. 

It is also expected that while the All Progressive Congress (APC) Chairman, Letep Dabang, and the State Governor leading the Plateau Rescue mission would be delivering their speeches to the people of Plateau on the 29th May, 2016, the PDP under the new Chairmanship of D.T. Sango, may open the untold stories.

Now that the All Progressive Congress (APC) administration led by Governor Simon Lalong in Plateau State is also set to recover the state’s alleged looted funds from the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration in the state, then led by Senator Jonah David Jang, the people may be in for a surprise as the PDP seems to be also ready for a showdown to deliver alternative information.

You would recall that Governor Lalong’s APC administration in Plateau state has been under pressure from party loyalists to come heavily on the past administration in order to recover alleged stole funds of the state.
You would also recall that the state Chairman of APC, Hon. Letep Dabang, had rebuffed these moves on the ground that the administration should not be seen as coming into power for vendetta.

However, now that reports have it that the Lalong led administration is prepared to engage the Jang immediate past PDP administration, members of the PDP and those who were beneficiaries of the administration are poised to fight back.

Speaking to REALLITY, our sources in the PDP after the just concluded congresses, stated that, the PDP is only waiting for 29th May, to see what Governor Simon Lalong would present as his achievements in the past Eleven (11) months and, also, what he would tell the people of the state that A and B, have been his obstacles in achieving or fulfilling his electoral promises to the people.

“You know we are ready for this administration in the state led by Lalong. This is a one Chance Governor! We, as members of the PDP gave him victory. There is no APC on the Plateau as at then. Even now, most of the alleged APC members are back to the PDP.” They told our Reporter.

On whether it is right or wrong for the Governor to embark on the recovery exercise, they stated that, “we are not against bringing treasury looters to book. All we are hoping to see is that, he that intends to bring them to book must also come to equity with clean hands!

“As a party, we have our records since the APC and Lalong came to power. All we are doing right now since we read of the APC and Governor Lalong’s intention, we are waiting for the first shot. We shall expose to the people of the state the shocker of their lives!” 

“Let the showdown begin! Once we get our leadership right, all these things will come to pass. We lost the governorship election to Lalong because there was a serious disagreement within the party with respect to zoning. But, with that addressed, the best from PDP is yet to come.”

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