Plateau PDP Governorship Candidate Picks a woman as Running Mate

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Plateau PDP Governorship Candidate Picks a woman as Running Mate

Plateau State Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Barr. Caleb Mutfwang has picked Hon. Josephine Piyo as his running m

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Plateau State Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Barr. Caleb Mutfwang has picked Hon. Josephine Piyo as his running mate ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Mutfwang stated this in Jos on Tuesday during the unvailing ceremony of his deputy held at the PDP Secretariat in Jos the Plateau State capital.

He disclosed that the choice of a female Deputy is to bring on board the critical segment of the society that are often neglected in leadership considerations but yet form a formidable percentage of the population of the State and the voting strength in every elections.

According to him, giving Women a voice is a compelling necessity as he made the most difficult decision amongst the array of qualified personalities contesting for the Deputy Governor position in the party.

“Today is a day of history, I must begin to demonstrate my capacity for leadership by taking a very tough decision, the choice of a Deputy Governorship candidate for our great party. Said he.

“Fortunately for me I have an array of qualified men and women to choose from. Ironically it is a difficult one since it can only be one person, in making this decision, I have made far-reaching consultations with leaders of our Party, Stakeholders, and various Caucuses before choosing my Running Mate in order to enhance the joint ticket going into the general elections.

“I make bold to say that a critical segment of our society that is often neglected in leadership considerations is the women folk and yet they form a formidable percentage of our population, for me giving them a voice is a compelling necessity,” he stated

The Governorship flagbearer added, “I therefore have the honour and privilege of introducing to our party members and Plateau people a respected Plateau woman, mother, grandmother, daughter of Barkin Ladi, wife of the people of Riyom. Trained as a healthcare worker and served as public administrator before becoming a consummate politician. Ladies and gentlemen behold the Honourable Mrs. Josephine Chundung Piyo, as my Running Mate!”

The Guber candidate described Piyo as a grassroots and cosmopolitan politician, as well as a loyal party woman who brings along with her a wealth of experience, having served the State dutifully and diligently as a Nurse, Teacher before venturing into politics when she got elected into the Plateau State House of Assembly in 1999.

The Deputy Governorship candidate Hon. Josephine Piyo
In her acceptance speech promised to be committed and loyal to the implementation of the set goals of the administration and to also positively project the women folks.

She had in the past served as a Special in Adviser to the Executive Governor of Plateau State from 2008 to 2011 and later got elected as the Chairperson of Riyom LGC from 2014 to 2015

On his part the State Party Chairman, Hon. Chris Hassan appealed to all those who contested for the Deputy Governorship position, and were not successful and their supporters as well as party faithfuls to give their best for the victory of PDP in 2023.

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