The former Plateau governor, Sen. Jonah Jang, in Jos, has officially indicated his interest to join the race for the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Jang, in his letter of interest address to the state secretariat of the party, insist that the ticket be zone to the North-Central geo-political zone “in the interest of equity and fairness”.
He argued that the zone had been the belt that tied Nigerians together over time, declaring that he was “the face of that middle belt in the presidential contest”.
He stated that it is regrettable that the zone is yet to have an elected president saying that his election would end that injustice.
Jang blamed the nation’s enormous security challenges on inherent injustices for the increasing noticeable division of interest along different line.
“My innate desire is to rescue Nigeria from the brim of collapse; I want to restore our greatness by building a nation we shall all be proud of,” he said.
He also promised to take a closer look at calls for restructuring of the country to ensure justice for all segments of the population.
According to NAN, Jang promised to make peace and security his major focus if elected, adding that he would build the economy and end the current situation where Nigeria had been turned into a dump site.
The former governor, who represents Plateau North in the senate, promised to strengthen anti-graft agencies to fight corruption within the confines of the rule of law.
Naija News understands that Jang will be contending for the Presidential ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with political heavyweight such as the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Senate President Bukola Saraki, and the former governors of Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto and Jigawa States – Ahmed Makarfi, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Attahiru Bafarawa and Sule Lamido, etc.
Jang, who represent Plateau North in the senate, assured that to strengthen anti-graft agencies to fight corruption within the confines of the rule of law.