Plateau 2023: Philanthropist Margif joins guber race


By Golok Nanmwa, Jos

A philanthropist, Chief Yohana Margif, has declared his intention to vie for the governorship seat of Plateau State in 2023 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said that if allowed to govern the State, he would prioritise security and provide an excellent environment for business to thrive.

Margif further added that he would take agricultural revolution to the next level if elected.

“I would create an economy that would provide jobs for millions of our people.”

He also pledged to empower the teeming youth population in the State as well as revamp the health sector.

Addressing his supporters in Jos at the weekend, he noted that he would leverage on his experiences to use diverse strategies to secure communities and return peace to the people.

“I would radically provide infrastructures and development, especially roads, housing, water, sanitation, power and broadband communication because I care for the people of Plateau.”

He vowed to introduce a social investment programme for citizens of the state.

His words: “I have returned to express my interest in governing Plateau State come 2023, I have been in the homes of many ordinary Plateau citizens in various parts of the state, I have sat where they sit, I know their hopes aspirations and fears and I believe that in those hopes and aspirations are the seeds for the great Plateau that we all desire.

“I would boost tourism and promote the cultural values of Plateau people if elected.”

He appealed to citizens of the state to support his aspiration as he has the best interest of the people at heart.

“I am convinced beyond any doubt that we have the creativity, courage, talents and resources to be the foremost state in Nigeria. Let us build a Plateau where the man from Shendam sees the Langtang, Mangu, Bassa man as his brother; let our tribes become one tribe where all are treated fairly with respect,” he added.

Margif further declared that his aspiration is a good omen to the people of the state because of his numerous contributions to the sustenance of peace in Plateau and Nigeria at large.