The Taraba State Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Hon. Ibrahim Imam has on Friday resigned his appointment to enable him contest for Jalingo/Yorro/Zing Federal Constituency seat in 2023 General Election under People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
Imam resignation followed the purchase and official presentation of the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for the federal constituency seat by a group of 10,000 youths at the Muhammadu Nya football field in Jalingo.
Imam announced his resignation at the venue of the event in accordance with the directive of the Governor Darius Ishaku who had earlier told all aspiring appointees to resign their appointment on or before Friday.
The gathering also witnessed a mammoth crowd of youths from the three local government areas that constituted the constituency who endorsed him and vowed to mobilise for his success in 2023.
Speaking at the event, the former commissioner described the confidence reposed in him by the youths in him as the most valuable gift he has ever received.
“You have reached to your purses to purchase and present to me Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to contest under the platform of the ruling party in Taraba. This is indeed one of the most valuable gifts I ever received in my entire life.
“Dear youths of the natures gift, you saw the need and you have taken the bold step and for this reason I will not fail you.
“I am here to answer this call alongside the yearning and aspirations of the good people of Jalingo, Yorro and Zing federal constituency for an effective, competent and all-inclusive representation.
“I therefore, solicit the support of my party leaders the PDP across all levels to give me the platform to represent the good people of Jalingo, Yorro and Zing in the 2023 general elections.
“I also request the support of elderly men and women of Jalingo, Yorro and Zing with a view to actualizing my dreams,“ Imam said.
He also used the forum to appreciate the leadership of Taraba state Youth Council and his campaign team for their efforts to ensure his dreams come true.
He further promised not to disappoint people and to justify the confidence they have in his candidacy.