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By Elections: Group Endorses Former Commissioner in Taraba

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Jethro Yerga, Jalingo

A group known as Coalition for PDP like minds in Taraba State, composed of PDP Executives and Stakeholders has thrown its weight behind the former commissioner of Youth and Sport Hon. Ibrahim Imam ahead of the 2023 by-election for the House of Representative Seat of Jalingo, Yorro, Zing Constituency.

The group at a World Press Conference held in Jalingo at the weekend, noted that Hon. Iman was the most suitable politician at the moment that would represent the Constituency and take it to an enviable height.

Speaking at the conference on behalf of the group, the group convener, Hon. Mohammed Hamma said the coalition in particular and the entire people of the Constituency were pleased with the status of Hon Ibrahim Imam in the hierarchy of PDP and the enormous influence he had wielded in the schemes of political movement within the political landscape of Taraba State and beyond.

He described the former commissioner as an individual whose faithful service to humanity had gone beyond ordinary compassion especially as concern Jalingo, Yorro & Zing and Taraba State as a whole.

Hon. Mohammed stated that the ex-commissioner shares similar leadership attributes with that of the late Hon. Ismaila Maihanchi of blessed memory and the fact that he had worked variously as the Minority leader, Taraba State House of Assembly, Adviser to the Executive Governor of Taraba State and Commissioner for Youth and Sport, he had enough knowledge of the needs of his people and could represent them better.

“We stand today on the edge of new political frontiers that make observations and suggestions where necessary to the party that seeks to find a dynamic equilibrium between diverse elements within the political movements in Jalingo, Yorro and Zing Federal Constituency.

“We believe his election as a Member House of Representative will open a new chapter in the future of politics in Jalingo, Yorro & Zing and indeed Taraba State as whole.

“As we all know, for the past twelve (12) years PDP has missed the chances to fill in at the Federal Constituency of Jalingo, Yorro & Zing until the recently concluded 2023 General Elections.

“This occurred as a result of many factors, one among these was fielding an unpopular candidate, wrong actions and the party’s inactions. Again, PDP was misunderstood by the electorates thereby creating trust deficit between the party and its supporters.

. “As such, we need a bridge builder that can deliver the party in the upcoming fresh election. Someone who is component, relevant, prudent and pious with good leadership quality in the eyes of the electorates of Jalingo, Yorro & Zing Federal Constituency and Hon. Ibrahim Iman has these all,” the group explained.

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