Sen Gyang Pwajok, representing Plateau North, on Sunday, said the people on the Plateau were in prayerful mood and asking God to choose good successor to Gov. Jonah Jang come 2015.
The senator made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos, saying many politicians were jostling to succeed Jang in 2015.
“All manners of aspirants are springing up; that is natural, but we on the Plateau, have resolved to seek God’s intervention for the right direction.
“By popular consensus, Jang has done so much to Plateau, but the governor also knows that the true test of a successful administration is successful succession.
“Much premium is usually placed on the integrity of the succeeding administration because of the need to sustain the vision and accomplishments of the exiting government, so the current administration is taking extra caution to get it right”.
The senator said that Plateau politicians were already debating the twin issues of zoning and power shift, but noted that each zone – north, central and south, had their share of “appreciable presence in the government house”.
He added that many key stakeholders were not particularly anxious about 2015, as the issues would be amicably resolved in due course.
“We believe we shall cross the river when we get there, though many believe we do not have the luxury of much time. But I strongly agree with the governor that we should seek God’s guidance”.
Pwajok also reacted to reports that former PDP key members, like former Governor, and now Sen. Joshua Dariye, former Deputy Governor Paulen Tallen and many others, who left to other political groups, had returned to the party and would soon be officially received.
“Actually, one should be happy to welcome them to their former abodes; there are steady alignments and re-alignments, especially as 2015 approaches.
“But some critical questions we may just need to ask are the real motives of such return. We also need to have a sound agreement with them on their goals.
“We have discussed this matter with some members and all have agreed on the need for a cautious, rather than an outright opening of our gates to take in everyone”.
Pwajok counseled politicians on the need for patience, and called for more party loyalty rather than desperation to occupy offices. (NAN)