BY CHAMBERLAIN ODEY, JOS – The Africa Democratic Congress (ADC), Plateau State chapter, is in a historic participation in the 2019 general elections as an aspirant has picked nomination forms to contest the governorship elections in the state on its platform.
This is the first time the party is having a member that has come up to contest the governorship seat on its platform since it was registered as a political party in 2006.
In a well-attended ceremony at its state secretariat along Enugu Road, Jos, Mr. Richard Ponkap Bature, obtained nomination forms from the State Executive of the Party led by its chairman, Alhaji Sabiu Salisu Musa, and also signed the Party’s register, as he is literally the sole candidate of the party for the race to take over Government House, Rayfield, from the APC and Governor Lalong come May 29, 2019.
Bature, who expressed confidence in the organization and internal democracy of the ADC, said that the party’s philosophy and manifesto capture the developmental ideals he intends to uphold if elected governor, saying what also influenced and informed the thrust of his campaign and electioneering which is a Plateau that is peaceful and home to all.
Ponkap commended the party leadership for being strong, focused, and determined, and urged the entire party followership to work very hard and mobilize strongly in their neighbourhoods to ensure that the party
crates an upset and takeover power in the state come 2019.
The Plateau state ADC was also able to sell nomination forms to two other aspirants, one for the senate, and the other for the House of Representatives.
Murtala Shehu, a long standing school teacher, who is aspiring to be in the Senate to represent Plateau North senatorial district on the ADC platform he is moved by the imperative to give the people quality representation and impact positively on the well-being of the majority.
According to Shehu, who said he would translate his love of pupils and students into parliamentary passion for popular welfare, his being in the senate will also boost the standard of debate and content of legislation, noting that some of the members of the National Assembly currently are of mediocre status.
The State Publicity Secretary of the ADC, Abdulmajid Waziri, said he obtained the form to go to the House of Representatives because he has a vision to be the voice and servant of the down trodden and underprivileged in the society.