A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant in Plateau state,Victor Lar, said the unwritten constitution of the party demanded there should be zoning and fairness for all eligible members; therefore, southern Plateau state should be given the chance.
Mr. Lar, a serving senator representing Plateau south at the national assembly, stated this on Friday, at the party’s secretariat in Jos, during his official visit to formally announce his governorship aspiration.
He said he was not afraid of those aspirants believed to be sponsored by the party’s leadership.
According to him, some of the party’s aspirants were mere contestants on posters and press releases to the media.
Mr. Lar pledged to tackle insecurity, economic development, agriculture, education, human capital development, health and environment if elected.
He pledged his loyalty to the party and sought its consent.
“I’m here because I know that party is supreme. Without PDP I wouldn’t have become a senator and I do know that without PDP I cannot become governor 2015. I, therefore, seek the party’s consent to contest the 2015 elections as governor,” he said.
Mr. Lar pleaded with the party to allow a free playing field for all members.
“PDP can only win the 2015 governorship elections in the state if only it presents a qualitative and an acceptable candidate that will be for all,” he said.
On the zoning agreement between the three senatorial zones of the state, which many are saying should be ignored in place of qualified aspirants, Mr Lar said, “We are not insisting that we from the southern zone should be allowed to contest the governorship elections alone, but for fairness, other persons from other zones other than the southern zone should not be given the elections.”
Responding on behalf of the party executives, the vice chairman, north central zone, Yusuf Tokkit, who stood in for the acting chairman, assured Mr. Lar of the party’s readiness to allow a free playing field for all contestants.
“On behalf of the party, we give you our blessings,” he said.
Mr. Tokkit noted that Mr. Lar was the first aspirant to formally make his intention known.
Mr. Lar also inaugurated his campaign coordinators for the 17 local government council of the state.
He revealed that he had plans to pick his governorship nomination form next Friday in Abuja.
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