15th April, 2011
The Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party, PDP, has perfected plans to deliver block votes to President Goodluck Jonathan during the presidential elections in Plateau state.
P.M.NEWS discovered that the plans to vote Jonathan might not be unconnected with the fears that voting a non Christian candidate could be detrimental to the peace that has eluded the state in the last three years under Governor Jonah Jang-led PDP government.
Most people in the rural areas interviewed at Mangu/Bokkos, Jos South and Lantang North and Lantang South federal constituencies believe that voting Jonathan will help consolidate Jangâ€™s developmental strides in the state.
However, Plateau PDP chairman, Dr. Haruna Dabin, who disclosed the plans in an interview, said PDP members, Governor Jang and all stakeholders including aggrieved Jos natives have aggrieved to vote Jonathan and PDP in the presidential poll.
According to him, the natives of Plateau would not be part of the gang up by some northerners against Jonathan and PDP across the north.
â€œThough Jonathan is a south-south man, we would vote him,â€ Dabin said.
He also boasted that Plateau will not only vote massively but would also give 90 per cent votes cast to Jonathan.
Similarly, Plateau Director, Jonathan /Sambo Campaign Organisation, Da Bulus Daren also confirmed to P.M.NEWS that Jonathan will surely clear 15 out of the 17 local government areas in the state.
However, beside the promise that the party chairman and Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Director to deliver Plateau, P.M.NEWS also gathered that if the voting pattern in the densely populated Jos North and Jos East Local government areas would be maintained, Jonathan will undoubtedly win.
Though there are fears that the Hausa-Fulani communities within Jos North Local Government will vote for Gen. Muhammed Buhari in protest of the frequent crises and killings in the state, allegedly masterminded by Governor Jang-led PDP government, their votes may not cause any upset for Jonathan.