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He’ll Make Positive Impact’, Says Plateau Youths, Endorses I D Gyang for Senate


The Oasis Reporters

September 2, 2018

By Moses Gbande
Hon. I. D. Gyang.

Concerned Northern Plateau People’s Democratic Party ( PDP ) Youths from the six local government areas of Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Jos South, Bassa, Jos North and Jos East have unanimously endorsed Hon. Barr. Dr Istifanus Dung Gyang appealing to the electorate to give him automatic ticket to represent Plateau North Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

In a press statement made available to journalists in Jos by their PRO, Mrs Briskila Pam, they described IG Gyang as an amiable father, mentor of the youths and former governor of Plateau State who left a legacy for generations to witness.

“You would recall that Sen, Dr. Jonah David Jang recently declared his interest for the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which we view as the best step to salvage the country”.

“We call on all Nigerians to support him having been a focused leader, qualities he showed as Governor of Plateau State. We believe that he will truly restore and position Nigeria on the path of development and growth”.

Pam stressed that Hon. ID Gyang has the qualities, passion for service, betterment of his people, entrenching good governance, equity and social justice adding, for better understanding of , development and good representation of Plateau North at the National Assembly, we are supporting the candidature of Hon. ID Gyang based on the following facts:

“Hon. ID Gyang sees politics as an opportunity to access the very institution of government to be in a position to influence governance for the good of his people and also see politics as an opportunity to seek the good of the people and advance the cause of social justice, equity and good governance.

“The Bring Back Our Land (BBOL) is a cry and advocacy that Hon. ID Gyang started the campaigns as a result of the pains and trauma of the humanitarian crisis visited upon communities in Plateau state and other states of the federation that are victims of terror attacks in pursuit of a well planned and brutally executed land grabbing agenda by killer herdsmen militia.

“Since his election in 2015 to represent Barkin Ladi/ Riyom Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, he has been a voice for his people by loudly and boldly drawing national and global attention to their plight, concerns and pains thus attracting national and international outcry to the humanitarian crisis arising from violent terror attacks and displacement that has characterised his constituency and other communities in Plateau state for appropriate intervention.

“The other aspects of a legislator’s mandate such as lawmaking, oversight and representation have seen his active and effective participation and performance by raising the bar of representation to an all time high on all the rating points and performance indices as far as his constituency is concerned.

“He has sponsored over 20 bills covering the critical sectors of our national life. Just last Month August, 2018, one of his Bills for the establishment of the Medical Laboratory School of Technology, Jos was signed into law by the President. This has provided the institution with the necessary legal framework and backing that authenticates its existence and the integrity of its courses/ certificates. It has put to rest attempts to move the institution out of Plateau state as is the case with many such federal establishments in the state.

” Hon. Istifanus Dung Gyang as lawmaker per excellent has also through motions and active participation in debates on the floor of the House influencing the resolutions of the House on key national issues.

“He also attracted government presence through Constituency Projects delivery too numerous to be listed here. A sample of the many projects include the education sector in which he has built and renovated 4 secondary and primary schools and awarded scholarships to over 300 students; built a medical centre and carried out medical outreaches in the health sector; human capital development witnessed training and skill acquisition, employment of over 50 youths in Federal MDAs, the Military, Police and Paramilitary agencies; commerce and entrepreneurship witnessed two rural markets of 90 shops each, provided empowerment for men, women and youths with starter packs and items for income generating endeavors.

“Others are rural roads and electrification, water supply and sanitation having both solar and hand held boreholes. The agricultural sector saw the distribution of fertilizers and water pumps for all seasons farming. In the social sector, a modern town hall has been constructed while peace advocacy and rallies were held in all districts to constructively engage and involve the people in peace promotion and peace building efforts.

“In all modesty, his performance has raised the bar far higher and indeed set a record for the constituency. In all, we can now say boldly and gladly that we have by the grace of God, a vibrant, leader, distinguished son of Plateau State Hon. ID Gyang to be our distinguished Senator Come 2019.

“Just as his present performance and rating as the people’s representative in the National Assembly has raised the bar and set a record performance in his constituency, he shall by the Grace of God replicate, expand and upgrade on the capacity he has built to give Plateau North credible and result oriented representation that will positively impact the entire zone with people oriented programmes and projects. In this regard, we have hope that Hon. ID Gyang shall ensure fairness and equity under an all inclusive representative agenda. He will be platform for the promotion of harmony and peaceful coexistence. He will advocate respect for both citizenship and customary rights of the people and pursue social integration.

” Hon. Dr. ID Gyang is a visionary and compassionate leader that has the will, passion, capacity and determination to change the fortunes of the state for the better. One that will engender good and inclusive governance thus erasing doubts, suspicion, apprehension, and the fear of marginalization and exclusionists.

” A leader that has the capacity to effectively manage the plurality and diversity of the state and change the perception of negativity to building understanding, accommodation, confidence, community and sense of togetherness and oneness. In Hon. ID Gyang we see a leader that is genuinely selfless, altruistic, all embracing and accommodating, not a leader that is parochial, deceptive and manipulative.

“We make bold to say that in Hon. ID Gyang we see Plateau North Senatorial District in the next five years to be a reflection and product of the quality of leadership.

“The decision of the people of Plateau North especially youths and women in the 2019 election will determine who occupies the senatorial seat”.

We therefore urge people of Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Jos South, Jos North, Bassa and Jos East to exercise their franchise wisely and usher a senator in ID Gyang who will engender good representation and bring to realisation the Plateau North project.

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