Former Plateau governor, Jonah Jang, has joined the growing list of Nigerian politicians who have indicated interest in contesting for the country’s presidency in the 2019 general election.
Jonah Jang who had repeatedly linked his ordeals to his presidential ambition insisting that they were politically motivated, is expected to lead his supporters to the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party to formally intimate them of his interest to join the 2019 presidential race.
With this, the former Plateau governor who is representing Plateau North in the National Assembly now joins 15 politicians who have signified their intention to contest the presidency of Nigeria in 2019 on the platform of PDP.
Punch reported that Plateau PDP secretariat is wearing a new look ahead of Jang’s declaration today. A notice released 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, revealed that the declaration event will start at 12 noon.
“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.”
This is coming after Justice Daniel Longji of Plateau State High Court granted bail to Jang and a former cashier in the office of the Secretary to Plateau State Government, Yusuf Gyang Pam. The accused persons were arraigned before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and slammed with 12 counts, bordering on alleged misuse of some special funds released to Plateau state by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The offences were said to have been perpetrated few months to the end of Jang’s tenure as governor in 2015.