understands that Jang on Tuesday received a form of the interest purchased by a group of political friends who believe in his leadership ability.
The group led by Dr Dagwom Gyang, presented the form purchased under the Peoples Democratic Party to Jang at a brief ceremony in Jos yesterday, stating that they know him to be a good man who will replicate his father’s leadership ability and even more.
Gyang stated, “We saw the enduring legacies left by your father (Jonah Jang) when he was the governor of Plateau State and as his son, we know that you are a good man and will do the same thing and even better in governance position.
“That is why we decided to purchase the form for you to go and represent the people of Jos-South/Jos-East Federal Constituency at the National Assembly.”
In awe of the gesture, Jang expressed his gratitude to the group saying it was an honour that he consider a privilege.
According to him, it is a common fact that his people are in dire need of genuine and effective representation in the green chambers that should be defined by results, not attributes and making speeches or being liked.
Jang said: “As I humbly accept this clarion call to save my great people of Jos-East/Jos-South Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, I wish to state clearly that I believe in the concept of effective representation and I do not see this contest as a do-or-die affair because leadership and power come from God.
“I know that the work of a legislator is not an easy one considering the present state of the nation and a constituency like ours in Jos-East/Jos-South, but I’m confident that by the grace of God, we will do our best.”