The Plateau State Governor, Mr. Jonah Jang, has named his son, Yakubu, as the state Commissioner for Lands and Urban Planning.
Before this new development,Yakubu was his father’s Special Adviser on Special Duties. Yakubu, according to the Commissioner for Information. Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, will take over from Mr. Yilji Gomwalk, who has been picked as the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate for the 2015 governorship election, Mr. Gyang Pwajok.
Abubakar, who briefed newsmen in Jos on Sunday, said the action was to allow for continuity in governance.
Meanwhile, the PDP governorship candidate has appealed to all those who contested with him in the primary to close ranks and work with him for the growth of the state.
Pwajok told newsmen in Jos on Sunday that he would run an all-inclusive government, adding that his mission is to continue with the redemption agenda of the outgoing governor.
He said, “I see my emergence as the manifestation of what God wants to do in Plateau State. Mine will be an all-inclusive government as my campaign slogan, Greater Together, has shown.”
Pwajok said that he intended to fill the generational gap which the people, especially the state’s youths, had been yearning for.
In another development, a youth group, Political Reawakening Support Team, has urged Pwajok to look beyond the primaries and focus on consolidating his victory at the forthcoming governorship election in 2015.
The youths, who addressed newsmen in Jos on Sunday, said that the emergence of Pwajok was a realisation of their clamour that one of their own should become the state governor.
Spokespersons for the group, Messrs Jonathan Amande and Mr. John Ibrahim, said that the youths on their part would work to ensure that the PDP candidate emerged the winner of the governorship election next year.