Abuja - Some candidates defeated in the People's Democratic Party (PDP) primary polls in the Plateau State have pledged loyalty to the party.
They allayed fears they are were contemplating to work against the ruling party in the general election.
The aspirants made their position known after an interactive meeting with the gubernatorial flag bearer of the party, Gyang Nyam Pwajok, in Jos.
Contestants for various positions drawn across the 17 local government areas in the state attended the event.
Speaking to shortly after the meeting, Emmanuel Goar, who contested for senatorial seat in Plateau central zone, said the meeting was aimed at assessing the challenges faced during the party primaries.
"It is the right step in the right direction," Goar said.
Goar said after intensive deliberations and exchange of views on the way forward, the aspirants resolved to work together as a team to ensure the victory of the party.
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“We have agreed to submit ourselves and go round to solicit the support of our supporters to ensure the victory of PDP at all levels,” he said.
Contestant from Southern Plateau Barrister Timothy Parlong, who vied for the house of representative position, commended the PDP flag bearer for inviting those that lost in the primaries to solicit their support.
Parlong heaped praise on Pwajok.
“Whether you agree with him or not, he steadfastly put his energy into serving the state as he believed it was right. He is a humble young man and served the redemption government diligently," he said.
Parlong said Pwajok was a worthy winner in the primaries.
"He is somebody that labored in this campaign with honor. This is what motivates us to agree to work as a family to ensure the victory of the party.”
Pwajok expressed his joy over the outcome of the meeting.
"There was the need to meet the aspirants to find common ground to deal with the challenges ahead. The fact that somebody lost an election does not mean that he lacks followership," he added.
- CAJ News
- CAJ News