by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has affirmed Mr Samuel N. Abashe (a retired military officer in US) as its governorship candidate in Plateau State for the forthcoming general elections of the 2023.
Speaking during the occasion, Mr. Samuel Abashe assured to provide the kind of leadership that would return the state on the path of steady growth and development.
According to him, APGA is the alternative party that Plateau people have been yearning for, and assured that when he becomes the governor, he will provide the kind of governance that the people desire.
He promised to unite the people, tackle insecurity, prioritize education, agriculture and healthcare services, among others.
Speaking earlier at the event on Sunday in Jos, APGA’s Chairman in the state, Ibrahim Danjuma, said that the adoption was in line with the electoral guidelines provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He said their decision to adopt Abashe as its candidate was reached by delegates of the party across the 17 Local Government Areas of the state, added that the decision to affirm the candidate would reduce rancour within the party and make it ready to win the election in 2023.
He asserted, thus: “Today, APGA in the state has adopted Mr Samuel Abashe as its governorship candidate for the forthcoming general elections in the state. The delegates of the party from the various local government areas are all gathered here to affirm Abashe as the candidate of the party.”
The chairman stated further that, his is also done in line with philosophy of their party; a philosophy that is admired by all Nigerians, and noted that with the adoption, the party would soon commence its campaigns across the state, in order to market its candidate to the people of the State.