JONATHAN TO WIN PLATEAU FOR HIMSELF
Former House of Representatives member for Jos North/ Bassa Constituency, Lumumba Dah Adeh, has said that if President Goodluck Jonathan declares interest for the Presidency, he would not need any political office holder to win Plateau State for him, judging by what he has done for the people of the state.
Mr. Adeh, who was former President Olusegun Obasanjo's adviser on Assembly matters, pointed out that the people of Plateau State had already been primed by the concern, interest, and efforts made by the Presidency in solving the crisis created by maladministration in Plateau State and would not need Governor Jang to deliver Plateau State to him.
Describing as misleading, statement credited to Governor Jang that he would deliver Plateau State to President Jonathan if he decided to contest the Presidential election in 2011, Adeh said the governor only wanted to capitalize on the prevailing sentiments of the people of the state.
'An administration that cannot galvanize or unite the people of Plateau State is talking of helping someone else.'
Adeh rather advised the governor to contend with his own struggle towards his re-election in 2011 because, he said, the people were discontent; and had suffered enough, knowing how backward crisis in the state had taken them.
'They know it; they feel it. The people of Plateau State want to love peace. They want to live in unity with themselves and other citizens of Nigeria and foreigners alike in peace and unity. They want federal presence. They do not want to be isolated. They want people to know we are peace loving people. They do not want to be ostracized.
He pointed out that if not for the efforts made by different quarters; especially the Federal Government only God knew what would have become of the state by now; stating that, regrettably, the funds that could have been channeled towards improving the lots of the people were being used for security purposes. However, he acknowledging that relative peace had returned to the state, but denounced the polarization of the state capital, it did not pave way for unity among the people.