Buhari should surrender, Plateau will vote for Jonathan – Jang

By Post Nigeria January 26, 2015 13:41

Buhari should surrender, Plateau will vote for Jonathan – Jang

The Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, has told the people of his state to give President Goodluck Jonathan at least three million votes in next month’s elections, topping the two million they gave him in the 2011 elections.

Jang, who spoke ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential campaign rally in the state on Monday, 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 PDP.

The Governor said all these at a women political rally organized by his wife, Ngo Talatu Jang, in support of President Jonathan.

The rally, which was to raise sufficient awareness for women in the state to vote for the PDP candidates, had the PDP gubernatorial candidate in the state, Senator Gyang Pwajok, and other PDP candidates in the state in attendance.

Jang also advised the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, to surrender his presidential ambition having contested and failed several times.

“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.

“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,” he said.

The Governor said the people of Plateau state were saying no to those who sought to divide the nation along tribal and religious line.

“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,” he said.

The rally witnessed an unprecedented large crowd of women from all the local government areas of Plateau North.

A cross section of the women who spoke to journalists, described Jang’s eight years of leadership as purposeful , and were therefore willing to throw their weight behind any candidate he introduces to them without fear of disappointment.