JOS – The Labour Party (LP), Mega Progressives Peoples Party (MPPP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau have joined forces to fight Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the April 11, elections.
Both LP and MPPP candidates, who addressed newsmen on the issue, said the APC candidate, Mr Simon Lalong, would be their sole candidate for governorship election on Saturday.
“Our decision to merge into the APC for the polls was purposefully to unseat the PDP tyrannical government that tended to create a dynasty against the belief of Plateau people favouring just one out of the no fewer than 50 ethnic nationalities.’’
According to him, the PDP has not kept faith with the Plateau people as the present leadership has been making deliberate attempt to rewrite the history of Plateau to favour just a particular ethnic group which is unfortunate.
Hirse said that he was a strong advocate of rotational government and believed it was the turn of the southern Plateau where Lalong comes from to produce the next governor of the state.
Hirse stated that at a point he was accused of being sponsored by the PDP as a spoiler to scatter the votes in the central zone in favour of the party, adding that those who were peddling such rumours were now disappointed.
Yirse on her part said her decision was to forester greater unity in the state to enshrine peaceful coexistence.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
He said that sacrifices made by the candidates were for the benefit of the state, for the present generation and generations yet unborn.
According to him, the unity was a clear sign of an eclipse that the reign of PDP in state was over. (NAN)
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