Saturday 15 January 2022


By: Valentine Adese (JP),

The Coalition led by one Mr. Mark Benedict, in the Plateau State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has finally explained that, its choice of Hon. Dr. Timothy Golu, to be the flag bearer of the party in the forthcoming 2023 governorship election in Plateau State is directly owing to his track record.

According to a statement signed by the Chairman of the Coalition, Mr. Benedict and his Secretary, Mr. Muks Gyipyo, the Coalition advised the PDP in Plateau State that, the state needs a leader with an insight, foresight  and the vision of past leaders like, late Solomon Lar and Sen. Jonah Jang.

As a PDP family that is united in focus, vision and mission, we agreed that Plateau needs a leader with requisite insight and foresight of the combined visions of our fathers, Joseph D Gomwak, Solomon Lar (of blessed memory) and the immediate past governor, Senator (Dr) Jonah Jang, to consolidate on the much-desired empirical results and the development so far achieved for the state, all in continuity of the structural programs put in place by the past administrations identified.” The Coalition stated.


Adding that, “Our choice of the young and vibrant Dr. Golu, a political scientist and holder of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations and Strategic Studies is because of his political experience having served as Member/ Chief Whip of the Plateau State House of Assembly and Chairman House Committee on Land, (2011- 2015) and Member House of Representatives and Chairman House Committee on Legislative Budget and Research (2015-2019).

“This illustrious son of the soil has served both the state and the nation meritorious demonstrating capacity and in dept understanding of democratic governance, and hence his readiness and willingness to match theory with practice.

“It is therefore with utmost humility that, after a thorough search among many equally qualified aspirants, we found Dr.  Golu, the suitable aspirant from PKK to lead the state come 2023 under the banner of our great party.

“Golu has been politically effective and potent for the last one decade with a very high level of political integrity, maturity, credibility built on high pedestal of Godliness, humility, transparency, courage, faith and sheer will determination to make things work.


“As a Legislator, who through the grace of God and support of his people served for 8 years, he has contributed immensely in providing succor to the people and improving the communities with some basic dividends of democracy, which are visible everywhere within the constituencies he had represented. We believe he can do better if given a higher responsibility.

“The Coalition, having concluded a thorough evaluation, recommends him to lead our state through its current challenges so as to deepen and consolidate on what was done by our past leaders and to also bring in new ideas that will help improve good governance.

“We have therefore decided to adopt Hon. Dr Golu, base on his achievements of the past years.

“The Coalition has outlined his achievements in the various areas covering: Infrastructure, Education, Health, Employment, Rural Water Supply, Empowerment, Rural Electrification and many more.”


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