Tuesday 12 April 2022


By: Valentine Adese (JP),

The political time table for each general election in Nigeria comes before the end of every four (4) years. Its publication attracts politicians, who want to vie for any political office in the states or at the federal levels.

It also attracts the activities of political followers, who believe in the vision and aspirations of these Aspirants, who may later turn candidates in each political party since the 1999 nascent democracy in the country.

These political followers from available facts cut across, religious denominations, tribal, ethnic and professional groups/bodies.

As the 2023 general elections in Nigeria approaches especially, in Plateau State, one major feature that is visible is the display of ethnic interest by all the nationalities in the state over all elective positions, from the state to the national levels.

The Peace Loving Ngas people in the Central Senatorial District are not left out on this, as the plot to occupy the governorship seat of the state has been a long time project.

In order to achieve this project and step into the shoes of one of its own, late J. D. Gomwalk of blessed memory, the array of Aspirants from the Ngas Nation, who have picked forms from their respective political parties for the governorship contest are not only credible, but fit to reproduce and replicate the needed, J. D. Gomwalk’s leadership style. Pundits have stated in several fora

From available facts also, the Ngas people have kept to this long time dream by rejecting most offers to occupy certain offices or appointment(s) allocated to them since 1999 that would hinder its goal of occupying the Plateau State Government House Little Rayfield.

The Ngas People, like the Beroms, can be found in all parts of the state, either as individuals or as a community and doing their humble peaceful businesses, while living side by side with their host communities.

Apart from the Ngas people having Kanke Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State to themselves, they are also found in their large numbers in other LGAs with other ethnic groups.

The Ngas have a strong presence in Shendam LGA and controls about two Wards. In Pankshin North, they control about 6 Wards. Their presence is felt in Langtang North, while in Kanke itself, they are in control of about 10 Wards.

In its Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency of Plateau state, there is no part of it that Ngas people cannot be found, displaying their peaceful nature.

However, as the 2023 governorship contest draws nearer, most registered political parties operating in the state that may have the intention to contest, have started looking at the direction of the Ngas Nation.

You would recall that, just recently, the Plateau State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had zoned the governorship ticket to Plateau Central Zone, and this has kicked started the lobby of the Ngas people to the entire state that, it be microzoned to PKK.


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