PDP congratulates its members on their victories in the by- elections
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday, described the elections of Gyang Pwajok and Kaneng Fulani (widow of the late Gyang Fulani) in the last weekend’s Senatorial and State Assembly by-elections respectively in Plateau State as a deserving tribute to the memory of the late occupants of the two positions who met their untimely death in quest for peace in the state.
The PDP also said the victory recorded by the party is an indication that “Plateau State is an impregnable fort for the PDP”.
In a statement, the ruling party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said the deceased politicians labored for peace in the state; hence the victory of its members will be dedicated to peace and the memory of the slain lawmakers.
“No epitaph could be more evergreen to the memory of these Nigerians than this victory which our great Party is dedicating to peace on the Plateau. This is a cause, they labored and died for,” Mr. Metuh said.
Mr. Metuh congratulated the two legislators elect and urged them to continue to stand firm as true representatives of their people and in supporting every effort towards the realisation of the party’s electoral promises.
“The urgent task before you is to remain faithful to the manifesto of our great party in discharging your legislative functions. The banner of our party must fly higher in the province of fulfillment for the majority of the people whose trust and confidence we must not betray”, the statement concluded.
The former holders of the legislative positions, Gyang Dantong (Senate), and Gyang Fulani (State lawmaker), died on July 8 in a stampede when gunmen attacked mourners in the Bachit District of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.