A two time military administrator of old Benue and former Gongola state, who later became two tenure civilian governor of Plateau state for eight years, Jonah David Jang, has declared his intension in vying for the 2019 Presidential polls.
Dr. Jang, who is the current Senator representing Plateau northern senatorial district at the senate declared for Presidency Tuesday, at the People’s Democratic Party PDP party Secretariat in Jos, with a large crowd, almost shutdown the major Yakubu Gowon way, it took intervention of FRSC staff, police and other security agents who control traffic.
The former governor insisted that a central Nigeria citizen be given chance to rule Nigeria as President, come 2019 general elections; Jang is contest on the platform of PDP.
“The Middle Belt is a firm believer in Nigeria and the Nigerian project. Under me, the best of Nigeria will emerge.”
The PDP Presidential aspirant said he knows Nigeria well, but the aim of those who found Nigeria as a country is yet to be realized.
“I have followed developments in this nation from its pre-colonial political life and the struggle of the founders of our democracy, to independence, and the giant strides made, as well as challenges that followed.”
Added that “the dreams of the founders of Nigeria were gigantic, the hopes were huge, but all of them were achievable.”
He said if given opportunity to govern Nigeria as President, he will restore the lost glory of the country. “Overall, we will restore hope and the founding ideals of our nation.”
Dr. Jang assured that his administration shall battle corrupt Nigerians “the fight against corruption will be total, balanced, consistent and sustained.”
He frown at criminality, said anti graft agencies will be made independent to operate without interference from government.
“All anti graft agencies will be strengthened and made to fight corruption within the confines of the rule of law. They will be given space to operate freely and independently, and periodic review of their laws will be undertaken.
On development, the former Plateau state governor reiterated his resolve in tackling ever sector headlong.
“You may wonder what will happen to agriculture, education, health care, science and technology, oil and gas, national defence, transportation and infrastructure, foreign relations and integration in West Africa and Africa, and the rest.”
Officials of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state through state party chairman, Hon. Damishi Sango, assured Jonah Jang of the party support.
The party blessed his campaign team and urged him to work according to his manifesto, and develop Nigeria.