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Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Mrs. Pauline Tallen has said her desire to vie for the governorship seat in 2011 was not borne out of desperation but the dire need to reconcile the people of the state who had been disillusioned all throughby autocratic regime. The deputy governor flags off her campaign train today.

She told journalists in Jos that in the first year of the present administration, there was good team spirit and she was able to contribute significantly to the peace, stability and confidence- building in the state.

She said that thereafter, the running of government became like that of a personal estate. By implication, it was the insensitivity of the echelon of the state leadership and she came to terms with the fact that good leadership was not being provided to the people.

'The political class, citizenry including the youths and the elderly are earnestly yearning for good governance having been bearing the challenges of systemic collapse in governance. The result has been the avalanche of lamentations, negligence, egocentrism, destruct , disunity , frustration, insecurity, legal battles and collapse in key sector of social services.'

Her decision to contest, Mrs. Tallen pointed out, was an acceptance to a call to selfless service as instrument of peace, integration, and accountability and also an acceptance of a challenge to address the injustice meted out to the teeming populace as a result of poor governance. She said she was determined to pursue the objectives of good governance through reconciliation, reconstruction and transformation for the growth and development of the state. She also assured the people of the state that their mandate would never be betrayed or relegated if given to her.