From Teryima Ajijah, Jos
Senator representing Plateau Central at the National Assembly, Sen. Hezekiah Dimka, has solicited blessings from his kinsmen to contest governorship seat come 2023.
Sen. Dimka sought the permission of his people at his electoral ward, Pada, at Kabwri, Kanke Local Government Area of Central Plateau state on Tuesday during a mini rally.
The senator, a serving All Progressives Congress (APC) federal lawmaker and retired commissioner of police said: “I have returned home to express my interest in governing Plateau state come 2023.”
He gave reasons for seeking his people’s consent towards his governorship ambitions, maintaining that “power belongs to the people and I believe strongly that it is when you give me the go ahead that I can step out to consult other people of the state.”
The lawmaker said he is aware of the challenges faced by Plateau state citizens, therefore, if given the opportunity, he will tackle most of them.
He stressed that “with a determined and purposeful leadership, urban development and health care will be taken seriously. These are critical areas that target the citizens of Plateau state.”
He commended Governor Simon Lalong for thriving in handling insecurity. “I am aware that Governor Simon Bako Lalong realizing that peace is necessary for development established the Plateau Peace Building Agency,” he added.
In there separate remarks, Kanke Local Government Council Chairman, William Gombwer and the APC Chairman in the council, Sunday Nenman, affirmed that Sen. Dimka deserves a chance to rule Plateau state as governor.
Plateau governorship slot is currently zoned to Plateau Central which has five local government areas of; Kanam, Kanke, Pankshin, Mangu and Bokkos LGAs.
It is gathered that 10 prominent persons from Central Plateau, including the incumbent deputy governor, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, are eying Lalong’s office.