The Oasis Reporters
December 25, 2022
By Asile Abel
**other key areas for attention in Plateau State remain agriculture, mining, tourism
The formal launch and flag off of the Dakum/Pwajok Plateau State Governorship Campaign of the Labour Party in Langtang North LGA of the state has sent shockwaves to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
This revelation was made by Dr. Patrick Sunday Dakum to most respondents at the Langtang Mini Stadium on Wednesday, 21st December, 2022 before a mammoth crowd of supporters from the 17 LGAs of the state.
In his remarks, the Plateau State Labour Party Governorship Candidate, Dr. Patrick Sunday Dakum told the crowd who thronged the Langtang Mini Stadium that with the official flag off, all the national and state assembly candidates can now commence their campaigns in full force across the 17 LGAs, the state constituencies and the 207 federal wards in the state.
Dakum eulogized the general crowd and bursted into a song, “as e de sweet us e de pain them…as e de pain dem e de sweet us”, having seen the mammoth crowd that overwhelmed the capacity of the stadium in Langtang town.
Speaking on his discussions with His Excellency, Peter Gregory Obi, the LP Presidential Candidate on the welfare of Plateau State, Dr. Patrick Dakum hinted that wherever there is a security breach in the state, he will not only come personally but will ensure that the security architecture of Nigeria will be restructured for the betterment of humanity and good conscience devoid of conspiracies.
The Dakum/Pwajok ticket, if elected into office, Dr. Dakum hinted, shall ensure the establishment of three fertilizer blending plants, one each in the three senatorial districts of Plateau State, being an agrarian state.
Dr. Dakum equally promised to reinvigorate and improve the health and educational institutions in Plateau State.
He said ” the out of drug syndrome” shall be a thing of the past when elected under the Labour Party. Dakum said with the renovation of the primary school in his village by his wife, Ngo Sarah Yop Dakum, they will ensure dilapidated structures in schools are brought to the standard of private schools if elected into office.
Speaking on developing the mining sub-sector in Plateau when elected, Dakum said their administration shall change the face of mining in the state with deliberate policies that will ease the issuance of mining licenses to the people of Plateau State so that they can maximally enjoy the fruits of their labour by engaging in modern mining and not the hazardous and primitive method of mining that is crucial, difficult and dangerous.
On the tourism thrust of the Consolidation For Greater Plateau Team, Dr Patrick Dakum/Hon. Edward Pwajok (SAN) joint ticket will ensure that tourism is given the pride of place in Plateau State.
“I will ensure that the entrance into Plateau State from Abuja and Kaduna state at Hawan Kibo is made a tourism site that is very beautifully attractive and magnificent, as a way of welcoming all to Jos, the capital of Plateau State”, Dr. Dakum said, re-emphasising that Hawan Kibo shall be given a special status to boast tourism under the LP administration.
To the people of Langtang North LGA, Dakum promised that a functional dam shall be built not only to provide drinking water by providing running taps, but also for the purpose of irrigation farming where millions of naira worth of farm produce shall be produced thereby lifting the socio economic well being of the people of the area from consumption to production levels for economic growth.
Dakum assured that the viruses destroying Plateau State shall be healed like Barr. Edward Pwajok said. He insisted that Nigeria cannot move forward until all Nigerians use their PVC’s properly and effectively by voting for the Labour Party to bring in the desired purposeful change the country rightfully deserved.
In conclusion, Dr. Patrick Dakum adviced the people of Plateau State to critically study and put all the governorship candidates in Plateau State scale and they will realise that the candidacy of Dakum/Pwajok is the best combination for an International public health physician and a renowned legal luminary who is not only a SAN but a life bencher in his chosen career, thereby making the Dakum/Pwajok the best choice in the 2023 Governorship elections if integrity, humility, competence, experience, vision and accomplishments are the yardstick for electing the best for Plateau in 2023 for economic growth, faster human and infrastructural development.
Earlier at the Ponzhi Tarok palace, Dr Patrick Sunday Dakum told the Tarok Joint Traditional Council, headed by HRH Nimnan Langnim, the Ponzhi Gazum said Acting Chairman of the Traditional Council, represented by HRH Ponfa Bahal, the Ponzhi Bwarat that he chose to flag off the Labour Party and his governorship campaign in Langtang for a number of reasons which included his personal affinity with the Tarok nation, the love the Tarok man has for him personally and the Labour Party as well as the high population of Tarok sons and daughters in his campaign council. He equally told the palace that he will ensure that a Tarok person is given a place of honour in his administration.
In response, Ponfa Bahal, the Ponzhi Bwarat who stood in for the Ponzhi Zinni warmly welcomed Dr. Dakum/Pwajok SAN Campaign train to Langtang, and re echoed his stance that Plateau State has a virus, which only a virologist in the person of Dr. Patrick Sunday Dakum can provide the antidote and vaccine to cure it.