Ahead of the 2019 elections, card carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the 17 local government areas of Plateau State, under the auspices of Plateau PDP Youth Ambassadors, has called on Senator (Gen) Jeremiah Useni (retd) to contest the state’s governorship.
In a statement issued yesterday and made available to LEADERSHIP in Abuja, jointly signed by the chairman of the group, comrade Joseph Dalas and his secretary, comrade Monday Mamot, it said Useni has demonstrated over the years in his public service life as a quintessential driver of positive social change in Plateau state and Nigeria.
According to the statement, ‘’Useni is undoubtedly a welfare-oriented leader, a development conscious leader, a sensitive and responsive leader, a community oriented leader and an ebullient leader.
‘’We, therefore, call on him, Senator (Gen) JT Useni to contest the Plateau governorship election come 2019 based on the aforementioned qualities he possesses as a perfect solution to Plateau because Plateau needs a solution.’’
The statement described Useni as a selfless, compassionate people-oriented leader whose enduring legacy earned him the name ‘Baba Maituwo’.
‘’His numerous achievements in three years of his four year tenure as senator of the federal republic are indicators of his robust and strong emotional attachment to the wellbeing of his constituents, unflinching commitment to uplifting the developmental profile of his Southern Senatorial District and above all, keeping faith with promises he made to his constituents during electioneering campaigns.
‘’We have come to the conclusion that Plateau state needs a perfect solution which requires an experienced and a capable hand for good leadership in the state,’’ the statement said.
It said one the critical factor needed to drive the development of any society is good leadership, adding that the senator had remained one of the renowned political gladiators, not only on the Plateau but in Nigeria as a whole.
The statement continued: ‘’Having joined PDP not long before he won the senatorial seat, he has so far remained a strong force in the party.
‘’He has helped in further raising the level of the party through wider followership, huge financial contribution as well as moral support.
‘’JT Useni’s carrying the party along on all issues and activities is an enormous morale booster that will spur the party leadership to invest more energy, intellect and time on strengthening the party across the state.
‘’JT Useni as a party man has demonstrated dogged loyalty to our great party, the People’s Democratic Party”,.
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