Isaac Shobayo – Jos
The governor-elect of Plateau, Barrister Caleb Muftwang, has commended the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state for sinking their differences and working together for the victory of the party in the governorship election and promised to run an all-inclusive government.
Barrister Muftwang in a statement thanked all those who believed in him and mobilised support, prayed and voted for him and promised to justify the mandate given him.
“I want to thank the Almighty God for keeping me alive and healthy and for giving me this privilege to serve you for His own purposes. Permit me to sincerely thank all of you who believed in me and mobilized support, prayed, and voted for me. Some of you I may never know personally, but Heaven bears witness to the sacrifices you made. May the Lord God Almighty reward you abundantly.
“Permit me to also acknowledge those heroes of democracy who paid the supreme price out of their passion to see change in our dear state. By God’s grace, they will never be forgotten. My gratitude also goes to the religious, traditional, and community leaders for the love of Plateau they exhibited.
“The INEC leadership and staff on the plateau have lived up to expectations,” he said.
He commended the security agencies in the state for their contributions towards providing an even playing field for the contest and thanked members of the PDP and the entire people of the state for their love for Plateau by defying all the obstacles placed on the path to this momentous victory.
“The trust you have given me is not going to be taken for granted.
“The enormity of the task ahead is not lost on me. Knowing that God Almighty supplies grace for every given assignment, I’m confident that we shall not come short of your expectations. I therefore humbly accept this responsibility because the time to rescue Plateau is now!
“As we begin the transition process, I want to assure all Plateau citizens that I’ll be their governor.
“I intend to set up an inclusive administration with a clear vision of developing the entire state. By God’s grace, we shall be fair and just in all our dealings,” he added.
“I call on all to rise together as a united people to confront the challenges ahead, adding that though the giants of insecurity, debt, mistrust, etc. are on their way to hinder, God will surely give us victory through unity and determination,” he prayed.
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