By: Alfred Saiki
Ambassador Chris Musa Giwa, a late entrant into the contest for the Plateau Northern Senatorial seat for the forthcoming 2019 general elections on the platform the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that his entry into the race is “not a win at all cost for him”, but rather he is in the race to ensure that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is unseated at all level of governance in the state.
The aspirant made this declaration yesterday 19th of September 2018, when he submitted his letter of intent to the Chairman of the PDP at the PDP State secretariat in Jos, the Plateau state capital.
Amb. Chris Giwa was accompanied by his wife and supporters.
Amb. Giwa, who was full of praises to the state party leadership said he would accept any decision of the party and the delegates on who would be the candidate of the party at end of the day, but emphasized that he is in the race to make sure the APC loses in the state, while promising to support whoever emerges as the party’s candidate in not just the senatorial primaries, but all the party’s candidates in the 2019 general elections.
According to Amb. Chris Giwa, “I didn’t come to contest election to win, I have come to contest to make sure the APC lose. Whatever God decides at the primaries, I will accept because above all, after the primaries the aim is for the PDP to win.”
“It is not an issue of Chris Giwa, but it is an issue of PDP taking over the state. We must take away fear because there is no APC on the Plateau.”
“We should love the party more than the individuals. We should work for the party and get us out of this “Wahala” we have found ourselves. Our test case is this local government elections coming up in the state, we have to win and win very well because we have the numbers, we have everything.”
On his part the Deputy Chairman of PDP Plateau Chapter, Hon. Amos Gombi who stood in for the state Chairman, assured the aspirant that as a party, they promise to be as fair as possible. He said he was happy that Amb. Chris Giwa has promised to accept the decision of the party and advised him to go after the delegates as they are all known to the aspirants.