Ahead of this Monday’s visit by President Goodluck Jonathan to Plateau State, Governor Jonah Jang has urged the people of the state to come out en masse to receive the president, describing Plateau as a home for the president and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He has also said having given Jonathan two million votes in the 2011 election, the state should strive to do more by giving him about three million votes this time, if possible.
The governor was speaking at a women political rally organised my his wife, Ngo Talatu Jang, in support of President Jonathan, the PDP gubernatorial candidate in the state, Senator Gyang Pwajok, and other PDP candidates in the state.
The rally was to create sufficient awareness for women in the state to vote for the PDP candidates.
Jang also advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd), to surrender his presidential ambition having contested and failed serially.
Jang said: “The APC candidate has contested for this presidency the fourth time now; I think he should just surrender. He is a great Nigerian, he was a former military Head of State, and we fought the civil war together. But Nigerians are simply saying ‘allow us’; he should find out for himself why Nigerians are asking him to ‘allow us.’
“For President Jonathan, I call on the people of Plateau State to give him overwhelming support by voting for him to continue to do the good work he has started. He has the requisite experience to rule this nation.”
Jang also noted that there were people bent on dividing the nation along tribal and religious line, “but we are saying no; I advocate that whoever is good enough to rule Nigeria be given the chance, irrespective of wherever he comes from and whatever religion or tribe he belongs.”
The rally, which witnessed an unprecedented large crowd of women from all the local government areas of Plateau North, also saw women in their beautiful attires. They all paid glowing tributes to the First Lady of the state, whom they described as a true mother.
A cross section of the women who spoke to journalists, described Jang’s eight years of leadership as a purposeful one, and were therefore willing to throw their weight behind any candidate he introduces to them without fear of disappointment.