Plateau youths under the aegis of Plateau Regeneration Group (PRG) on Monday endorsed a university don, Ishaya David Lalu, for the House of Representatives seat to represent the Mangu/Bokkos federal constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming general election.
The group said that the APC candidate for the Mangu/Bokkos federal constituency seat Hon Lalu is the best amongst all the candidates and they would throw their weight behind him.
In a statement jointly signed by the Chairman of the group, Panshak Joel, and Secretary, Emmanuel Alkali, the group explained that the call became necessary based on the track record of Lalu, whom they described as a man that has the interest of the people at heart.
The group also described Lalu as a grassroots politician and seasoned administrator.
“We want to commend Hon Lalu for always keeping in touch with the people at the grassroots, for his massive empowerment programmes, and to tell him that we are solidly behind him.
"We call on him to continue to be loyal to his party the APC.
“The call becomes necessary because right now. What the Mangu/Bokkos federal constituency needs is a pragmatic and realistic grassroots politician that feels the pains, yearnings and aspirations of all in the constituency.
“We need a politician that will give quality and robust representation that will ensure dividends of democracy, which Lalu represents and stands for.
“We call on members of the group to give their unflinching support to Lalu who is the flag bearer of the APC."
“We are ready to go to the length and breadth of Mangu/Bokkos federal constituency to ensure that Lalu emerges victorious at the general election come 2023.”
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