By Our Correspondent
The running mate of Plateau Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections, Dr. James Dalok, has urged youths to desist from casting aspersions on their elders.
Dalok, made the call on Monday in a chat with newsmen in Jos Plateau.
Dalok, a retired deputy Director with Industrial Training Fund (ITF), was a running mate to retir Ed Lt. Gen. Jeremiah Useni, expressed regret over the crisis PDP found itself on the Plateau shortly after the 2019 general elections.
“Castigating and casting aspersions on elders is not in our character as youths on the Plateau, which explains why some of us are so worried over what is trending on the social media in this state.
“The social media is meant for passing positive information that will help foster unity, love and togetherness toward stimulating growth and development in the state and Nigeria as a whole.
“The PDP on the Plateau that I know is one and it remains so, because we are matured Democrats and patriots, who are united to turn Plateau around economically, socially and politically for a better future, “ he said.
Dalok pointed out, “we will not allow to be hoodwinked into animosity, hatred and retrogressive tendencies will do Plateau and Nigeria no good.”
According to him, “any attempt to pitch us against one another simply because of some persons personal ambitions especially for 2023 Governorship race will definitely fail, because what matter to us now is how to reclaim our mandate and restore the state’s lost glory.”
He noted that the party can only achieve that when “we are united and focused no matter the challenges before us as a party and democrats.”
The accounting expert cum politician, however, thanked the people of Plateau especially PDP supporters for their support to their candidature and struggle at the Governorship election petition tribunal.
Dalok said, “My principal, retired General Jeremiah Useni and I was strengthened by the Peoples’ support and so we didn’t miss any session at the Tribunal.”
He poured a lot of encomium on Useni, whom he said painstakingly shouldered most of the financial burden of the struggle and movement to and fro the tribunal.
While expressing optimism on the outcome of the tribunal judgment, Dalok called for more prayers arguing, “it’s our belief that our collective prayers and faith that will pay at the end of the day.”