The Oasis Reporters
September 28, 2021
By Asile Abel, Jos
The Plateau State Government has stated its commitment to conduct local government elections in the seventeen Council Areas of the state.
Secretary to the Government of the State, Professor Danladi Atu who re echoed the position at the Inauguration of the Campaign Council of Shehu Usman Chairmanship and Shina Ezekiel, his running mate and Deputy on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress for the October 9 Council Elections in the state noted that the present administration of Governor Simon Lalong will leave no stone unturned to ensure democratic governance at the third tier of government.
The Campaign Council, comprising of 57 members, was inaugurated at Sharna Palace, with party faithfuls who came out in their numbers to witness the event.
Some of the members inaugurated are Secretary to the Government of the State, Professor Danladi Atu as Chairman with the state APC Caretaker Secretary Bashir Sati Musa as Co – Chairman, while the Acting Chairman of Jos North Local Government Solomon Danshitu Sanda will serve as Secretary and Theresa Azi as the Director General of the Campaign Council.
Other members include Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter Governmental Affairs, Irimiya Werr and his Transport counterpart, Mohammed Mohammed. Member, House of Assembly Service Commission Mazadu Yushau, former Speaker Plateau State House Assembly, Peter Azi and David Sauni, among others.
Speaking at the Inauguration, Secretary to the Government of Plateau State Professor Danladi Atu who is also the Chairman, Shehu Bala and Shina Campaign Council appealed to members to cooperate and work as a team in order to deliver APC in the area.
Atu stated that the Council election in the state will be a demonstration of the test and strength of the party and of the purposeful governance and acceptability of Governor Lalong and his administration.
He said contrary to speculations from some quarters, Governor Lalong has reaffirmed that the election will hold in all the 17 Local Government Areas in the state.
The APC Jos North Campaign Council chairman warned those peddling falsehood to desist, as government would not take it lightly with any person or persons found to be engaged in such acts.
He emphasized that APC in Jos North is a united family noting that a peaceful election in Jos and other areas in the state will give a positive narrative about Plateau people.
Acting Chairman of Jos North Local Government, Solomon Danshitu Sanda described his former principal and his running mate as focused, competent and skillful to take the local government to a higher pedestal. He assured his unflinching cooperation at all times.
While inaugurating the Shehu Usman and Shina Campaign Team, APC Chairman, Jos North, Sani Gangare said the party in the area has been well structured and parades credible candidates who are tested in different assignments given to them, hence the need for members to work together and take the party to victory on October 9.
On his part, Shehu Bala Usman, the Chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming local government election in the state noted that his administration if elected will consolidate on the achievements of the past while serving as the chairman of the Management Council.
There were good will messages from the APC State Secretary, Bashir Sati Musa, Commissioner of Special Duties and Inter Governmental Affairs Irimiya Werr as well as the former Commissioner of Information, Plateau state, Nazifi Muhammad, among others.