Politics 2015 Elections: Plateau PDP-North Declines Zoning Gruber Seat



Sen. Gyang Pwajok (PDP-Plateau North) in an interview with newsmen in Jos on Tuesday stated that the people of the senatorial zone were not in support of zoning the governorship seat of the state in 2015.

‘’The people from the zone were not ready for a zonal governor.

``Plateau people want a `Plateau governor', who will see the entire state as his constituency; we are not interested in someone who will see himself as representing his senatorial zone.''

NAN reports that leaders of the north, south and central senatorial districts in the state had stepped up campaigns, with each claiming that it had more reasons to produce the governor in 2015.

Pwajok, however, called for ``absolute caution’’ on the issue, and urged the people to consider merit as against zoning.

``It is also pertinent that all aspirants should remember that they need each other to get to the seat because the entire state is the constituency.

``I will equally advise that aspirants seeking to be governor on the grounds of zoning should not push it too far as every zone can find enough justification to seek the seat because all the zones have occupied it.

``We must also be sensitive in our choice of words; we must avoid pointing accusing fingers at zones that have not even declared for the seat because if we press that too far, we could provoke responses that may not be good for party unit.''

Pwajok also advised Dr. Haruna Dabin, the suspended Plateau PDP Chairman, who is seeking to be governor, to resign his position to ``enhance party unity and cohesion’’.

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