By Kingsley Chukwuka
The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau State, Nentawe Yilwatda, on Wednesday, appoints the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, to serve as the Director General of his campaign council ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Also appointed as Deputy DG, is the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Saleh Yepmong, among other top APC stalwarts.
The governorship candidate pledged to unite the state irrespective of tribe and religious affiliation if elected governor.
Nentawe, who was accompanied by his wife, and running mate (Pam Bot-Mang), unveiled the campaign team at the Rwang Pam Stadium Jos in the presence of thousands of supporters.
He also promised to utilise the potential of youths for growth, progress and development of the state if given the mandate, come 2023.
“We will address the state’s economy and 10% of the State Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) will be deployed to address issues of the vulnerable groups; like the youths, women, and people living with disabilities.
“We will be transparent, free, fair and run an all-inclusive government while the youths will be mentored and appointed as commissioners and other positions.”
He said stringent measures would be taken to tackle insecurity, as well as revamp the educational sector.
“I call on the people of the state to continue to support our party at all times, I have the interest of Plateau at heart and I would transform the state if elected”, he assured.
In his remarks, State chairman of the APC, Hon Rufus Bature warned members of the party against anti-party activities, stressing that the APC is a party of discipline.
He lamented the attitude of some few in the party who are plotting to vote for other candidates from other political parties, saying if the party identifies them they will be punished.
“We are fully prepared and ready to go for the campaigns, we are waiting for the bell to be rung to start the campaign”, he maintained.
Responding, Director General of the Campaign team, Prof Maimako pledged to go to every part of the state to campaign for the candidate.
He added that the candidate, if given the mandate, would revamp major sectors of the state.