Yemi Adedeji, Abuja
A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Plateau State, Jimmy Cheto, has said that the security of the state will be his number one priority if voted as the governor of the state in 2019.
He also said he would take on the issue of farmers/herders crisis with the federal government to ensure it stopped if elected as a governor.
Cheto disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja after submitting his nomination form at the party secretary, where he said it was unfortunate that the state is what it is today, saying it used to be the centre of peace and tourism but not anymore.
Cheto stressed; “Hence, it calls for sensitive and very serious leadership at the level of the governorship. My plans are very simple. I will take security as my number one priority. Security today in Plateau state is very bad, people don’t like coming to the state, people now fear passing through the state.”
On the Hausa/Fulani herdsmen, we’ll take it on seriously with the federal government ensure it stopped.
The governorship aspirant also added that there is social insecurity in the state due to bad governance.
“There’s division among the people both in ethnic and religious lines. If elected, I would ensure there’s love and peace between the people as I will govern them with love and understanding. Once the issue of social insecurity is fixed, I’ll look at terrorism clearly.”
Asked if he will enact anti-grazing law if elected the governor, Cheto stated; “Well, let me see a success story in the states where that is enacted. Once there’s a success story, we’ll go along the line…On the Hausa/Fulani herdsmen, we’ll take it on seriously with the federal government ensure it stopped.”