Abuja - The People's Democratic Party
(PDP) governorship candidate for Plateau State, Gyang Nyam Pwajok,
pledged to break the deadly religious and ethnic barriers afflicting the
state if elected into power.
Pwajok spoke after the people of Wase and Torah, in a
rare show of unity, gathered in Wase local government area on
Friday for his rally.
The event, which was well-attended by prominent
people from Wase and Taroh including the political class, traditional,
religious, youths and women groups, was hailed as momentous and historic.
There was no sign of tension as the scores waited for
the gubernatorial candidate, who arrived an hour later than scheduled,
to address them.
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In his remarks, Pwajok thanked the people for their
love, support and solidarity, stressing that the large turnout of women
was a sure sign of victory. He also called on the youths not to betray the
interest of their generation by focusing on issues of division.
"Let us leave those things that divide us and
focus on those things that unite us towards attaining development,"
the governorship aspirant told a teeming Wase Stadium.
Speaking at the venue of the occasion the PDP flag bearer aspiring for Wase Federal Constituency, Hamisu Anani, was
confident of Pwajok's impact in the state.
"His experience, achievements coupled with his
humility has made him become the property of all," said Anani.
He described the Wase rally as historic and
significant because it helped in bring the people of Wase and Taroh
The two communities have over the years been involved
in ethnic clashes that have claimed the lives of thousands.