The immediate past Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Jonah Jang, on Thursday declared that there will be no imposition of candidates ahead of the local government and 2019 general elections in the State.
He also said those defecting to the APC from the PDP will soon bemoan their decision.
Jang also admitted that the imposition of candidates during the 2015 polls by the PDP was the cause of the failure of the party to win elections in most areas, and promised that the party will not repeat such mistakes.
The lawmaker made the disclosure in Jos during the reception for Ambassador Chris Giwa who defected from APGA to the PDP along with thousands of his supporters.
Jang said, “There will be no imposition of PDP candidates against the wish of the people, and we promise to conduct free and fair primaries where the people will choose their candidates”.
The former Governor maintained that the PDP in the state is united and will reclaim the Rayfield Government House from the ruling APC in 2019.
“I sympathize with all those decamping from PDP to APC in Plateau state because they will regret very soon”.
In his remarks, Chairman of the PDP in the State, Hon. Damishi Sango, said the party will continue to welcome new members.
The former Sports Minister commended the wisdom of Amb. Giwa for joining PDP.
Speaking, Giwa, the Founder/Chairman of Giwa Football Club of Jos, said his decision to join the party is the will of God.
“I have not come to contest elections, but to ensure that Senator Jonah Jang returned to the Senate and to give support to the PDP to take over Plateau State in 2019”.
The occasion witnessed thousands of party members and supporters across the 17 Local Government Areas of the State.
In attendance were top stakeholders including serving and former Senators, House of Reps members and State House of Assembly members, among others.