By Jide Afolabi, Jos
The former governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah David Jang, will today, Tuesday in Jos, Plateau state capital declare his interest to run for the presidency in the 2019 general election.
This was contained in a notice by the immediate-past Secretary to the State Government during the administration of Jang and now Director-General of his Presidential Campaign Committee, Prof. Shedrack Best, and obtained by The City Mirror News, said the declaration event will start at 12 noon.
Best said, “This is to notify party faithful and well-wishers that the date for submission of a letter of intent to the party (PDP) for the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by Distinguished Senator Jonah Jang is now Tuesday (today) August 28 2018 at 12 noon. The venue is the PDP State Secretariat opposite NTA Jos. All are invited to grace the occasion.”
Jang is currently representing Plateau North in the Senate.
Jang will join at least other 16 major aspirant’s to contest the presidency of Nigeria in 2019 on the platform of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The former governor and a former cashier in the office of the Secretary to Plateau State Government, Yusuf Gyang Pam are currently standing trial at the Plateau State High Court, Jos after their arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on 12 counts bordering on alleged misuse of some special funds released to Plateau state by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
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