Gyang Bere, Jos
A Dialogue Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Plateau state, headed by a former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu, has signed a peace pack ahead of the PDP governorship primaries in the state.
The 13 governorship aspirants resolved to all go into the contest but vowed to support whoever emerged the party’s flagbearer to dethrone Governor Simon Lalong and the ruling APC during the 2019 general elections.
The State Working Committee of the PDP had earlier inaugurated a five-man committee to dialogue with 13 aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket ahead of the 2019 with the intention of pruning down the number and if possible reach a consensus.
Sen. Mantu who supervised signing of the peace pact and resolution by 13 PDP governorship aspirants to support whoever emerges victorious at the end of the primary said the mistake of 2015 cannot be repeated.
Mantu said, “It is a family affairs and they have agreed to conduct themselves in a brotherly manner.
“They have five days to complete their assignment and we want them to based their campaigns on issues and not character assassination.
“I am confident that whoever emerges, we will all support him to change the change”, he said.
Signing the agreement, the aspirants who appended their signatures one after the other all agreed that the campaign will be issue driven and not based on character assassination.
All the aspirants promised not to defect to any political party if they lost the primaries but to unite and work with the wining candidate.