Plateau APC warns members against anti-party activities


…Unveils Guber Campaign DG

By Golok Nanmwa, Jos

Plateau State chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Hon Rufus Bature has raised the alarm that some members of the party are plotting to vote for candidates of other political parties during the 2023 general election.

He made this public when the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda, on Wednesday unveiled the Campaign Director General, Prof Sebastian Maimako and other members of the campaign team of the party at the Rwang Pam stadium in Jos.

He warned members of the party against anti-party activities, stressing that the APC is a party of discipline.

He declared that reports reaching them have it that some persons in the party are in the APC but are plotting to vote other candidates from other political parties.

“We have identified them, I call on the people of the state to support the party at all times.”

Bature further said that “we have the confidence that we will win the 2023 elections, from the House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate, Governorship and the Presidency, we will deliver.

“We are fully prepared and ready to go for the campaigns , we are waiting for the bell to be rung to start the campaign.”

Nigerian Pilot reports that massive crowd welcomed the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Plateau State at the stadium.

It could be recalled that the APC guber candidate Dr Yilwatda had appointed Prof Maimako, an academic and a Professor of accounting and finance, as its Director General Campaign council.

Our correspondent reports that thousands of APC loyalists and supporters trooped out on and gathered in various groups in and around the stadium to receive the governorship candidate.

Some of the personalities at the Stadium includes the Director General of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Sir Joseph Ari; Deputy National Secretary, All Progressives Congress, Barrister Festus Velnoe Fuanter; most candidates of Senatorial, House of Representatives, state of Assembly, Local Government council chairmen; APC Youth and Woman Leader, amongst other important dignitaries.

Dr Nentawe, who spoke at the occasion, pledged to utilise potentials of youths for growth, progress and development of the state if elected in the forthcoming 2023 general election.

His words: “We will address the State’s economy and 10% of the State 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 he would revamp the educational sector.

Dr Nentawe vowed to bring the desire development to rural communities if elected Governor.

“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 would transform the state if elected.”

He thanked the people of the state for their support to the party and for believing in him and other APC candidates.

Speaking on behalf of the elders of the Plateau North Senatorial zone, former Ambassador Hon Ibrahim Kasai stressed that with what is on ground the APC would win Plateau governorship election.

He described the unveiling ceremony of the DG Campaign and others as “overwhelming”, adding that the huge crowd is an indication that the APC flag bearer will win the state in next year’s governorship election.

“We were overwhelmed with the turn out,” he added.

Responding, the Director General of the Nentawe Yilwatda campaign team, Prof Maimako pledged to go to every part of the state to campaign for the candidate.

He added that Dr Nentawe is a good candidate that would revamp major sectors of the state if given the opportunity.