Gyang Pwajok, a gubernatorial candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State, Nigeria has appealed to Attahiru Jega, chairman of the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to allow Nigerians vote with temporary voter cards in order to exercise their franchise register during the April 11 governorship elections.
This came on Thursday in Jos, the state capital, while addressing journalists.
He lamented that the use of card reader machines during the presidential and National Assembly elections, disenfranchised many electorates, thereby calling on the commission to jettison the card readers during the next elections.
Mr. Pwajok attributed the failure of the PDP in the state to the aggrieved members of the party who quit it during the last lap of the electioneering.
However, Mr. Pwajok expressed optimism that Plateau would remain in PDP following the human and capital developmental programme of the party, particularly in the state.
Mr. Pwajok, a serving senator representing Plateau North at the National Assembly expressed confidence that he would win the April 11 polls.
“I believe that there are intervening variables that will come to play during the governorship election because the feelings and expectation of Plateau people will also differ during the contest for the governorship,” he said. “The reality is that there will be alignment and realignment. There is a fact that some people voted Buhari as president but will vote Pwajok for the governorship.
“I want to call on those who have stuck their neck out for the greater good of Plateau State to remain resolute and to remain steadfast in standing for what they believe in the interest of the state.
“I am not worried in anyway because I believe that out of this confusion we will come out confident, and I am ready to take up the challenge to give quality leadership that the Plateau people expect of the younger generation of leadership that is emerging in Plateau.”