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Ex-APC guber aspirant Margif picks Labour Party ticket in Plateau

Mr Margif was one of the 10 aspirants that bought the APC N50 million expression of interests/nominations before he left the party.

• June 9, 2022
Yohanna Margif
Yohanna Margif

A former All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Plateau, Yohanna Margif, has picked the Labour Party (LP) ticket to contest for the same position in 2023.

Mr Margif was one of the 10 aspirants that bought the APC N50 million expression of interests/nominations before he left the party.

The governorship hopeful emerged unopposed in LP primary election held on Thursday, in Jos.

All the 85 delegates, five each from the 17 local governments of the state, unanimously affirmed Mr Margif as the party candidate.

LP National Chairman, Julius Abure, who doubled as the Primary Election Committee chairman, said the party would liberate the masses from the poverty that the parties that led the country in the past subjected Nigerians to.

Mr Abure, who was represented by Joseph Ndirang, said that LP “manifesto focuses on education, health, security, economy and the welfare of Nigerian workers”.

According to him, Mr Margif has the quality and credibility to actualise the party manifesto.

The LP Plateau governorship candidate, in his remarks, said that he was convinced that he would be the next governor of Plateau after Simon Lalong.

Mr Margif urged LP members to work together for the success of the election come 2023.

“I promise never to waiver or fail. I promise to energise and mobilise our teeming supporters in the next phase of the struggle.

“I put myself to the task knowing fully well that the foundation laid by our founding fathers must never be destroyed but built upon,” he said.

Plateau LP Chairman, Grace Zamfara, promised that the party would work with the people to ensure that Mr Margif is elected governor in 2023.

(NAN)

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