A clergyman identified as Pastor Alfred Dabwam has won the New Nigeria Peoples Party, governorship primary in Plateau State.
At the primary election held in Jos on Tuesday, 124 delegates unanimously affirmed Dabwam, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
The poll was witnessed by the Independent National Electoral Commission officials, security personnel and party supporters.
”I have the vision to take Plateau to a place it ought to be among states in Nigeria.
”Security will be my topmost priority if elected governor. By the grace of God, we have the vision to tackle insecurity, particularly in our rural areas.
“We will deploy technology and surveillance in securing lives and property in Plateau,” he in his acceptance speech.
Chairman, NNPP Governorship Electoral Committee, Raymond Ibrahim declared Dabwan as the candidate
The flagbearer, a trained security expert, said he would use technology to ensure the safety of lives and property.
Dabwan noted that only a secured environment would attract investors and opportunities.
Plateau NNPP Chairman, Tokji Mandim said six aspirants indicated an interest in the governorship ticket.
However, five of them, according to Mandim, did not pass the party’s rigorous screening.