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Rival communities in rare show of unity in Plateau

2015-01-23 19:29

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 together.

The two communities have over the years been involved in ethnic clashes that have claimed the lives of thousands.

- CAJ News
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