By: Valentine Adese (JP),
Despite the fact that, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has not announced when and how a rerun election would be conducted to fill the vacant seat created at the Lower Chambers of the National Assembly, as a result of the demise of, late Hon. Haruna Maitala, the member, who represented Jos-North/Bassa Federal Constituency of Plateau State, youths in the two local government have already started mobilizing for their choice of representative.
REALITY gathered that, the youth groups in most communities in the two local governments have become serious stakeholders in the political affairs of their communities, as they have been able to build formidable leadership structures, over the years.
You would recall that, the attempted recall moves on late Maitala, was to be organized by the youths within the two local governments before it was aborted, owing to several interventions and the geared up performance of late Hon. Maitala.
Within the past few weeks, REALITY can confidently report that, youths in several communities in Jos city and Bassa, have started making more reference to Hon. Jonathan Dabo, the former Chairman of Bassa Local Government (LG), who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and who contested for the seat alongside late Haruna Maitala in the general elections in 2019.
From information gathered by REALITY, there are indications that, youth groups in Jenta, Tudiunwada, Kabong, Rukuba Road, where huge eligible voters reside, have continued to reject and turn down most new entrants into the possible race ahead, as they believe and hold that, Hon. Dabo, still has their mandate.
They viewed new entrants into the coming race, as people, who simply want to come and gain from the existing political situation.
When sharing their views most of our respondents, who want their names kept away from print for now said, “The choice of hon. Dabo, was never a mistake. He was only robbed of his victory and not that, he was not popular or acceptable to the masses.
“Dabo lost the rerun organized by INEC, owing to voters’ apathy. However this is another time and opportunity to give it another shot”.
REALITY WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU POSTED ON THESE DEVELOPMENTS…HAVE FAITH!