The Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Plateau State, Jeremiah Useni, has admitted that he is old by age but not mentally ill to deliver good governance to the people of the state if elected.
Mr Useni who stated this in reaction to the opposition’s persistent reminder that he is too old for the office, reiterated his willingness to offer quality leadership if elected Governor of the State in the March 2, 2019 election.
The governorship hopeful, who is a serving Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, maintained he always shed tears whenever he visits the internally displaced persons camps in the State.
According to him, Governor Simon Lalong does not tell the truth about the real security situation in the State.
Speaking with journalists in Jos, Mr Huseni stressed that he is completely fit to govern Plateau.
“What is important to the people of Plateau state is competence and a governor who will serve their interest, we must secure Plateau State, our children must go back to school.
“When I was Minister, there was crisis in the Southern zone. Any time there was killing, I would come round to visit and we made sure that we had peace in the southern zone eventually.
“The present administration cannot claim credit for the peace in that area. I know what I did as a Minister to restore peace in the Southern zone and I am prepared to deploy the same strategy for peace in the entire State if I become Governor.”
Speaking on a remuor of divided loyalty between President Muhammadu Buhari as his friend and Atiku Abubakar as his party’s presidential candidate, Mr Useni said: “There is a line between my friendship to Buhari and my loyalty to my Party, both are two different issues.
“PDP will win both the Presidential and Governorship elections and I call on the people to continue to support the PDP and its candidates at all levels to enable us to achieve victory.”