Philanthropist, Community Developer and Politician – Dr Elkanah Garang has opined that come 2023, Aspirants from Mangu LGA be considered for the Little Rayfield top Job. Dr Elkanah made this known in an interview with Nigeriastarnewsblog correspondent on Friday 4th March 2022.
While answering questions as to the readiness of political parties and their candidates especially those contesting for Governorship in Plateau State, Dr Garang told our correspondent that Mangu LGA is ripe to produce the next Governor of Plateau State. The APC faithful noted the quality of aspirants in Mangu LGA as well as the immense contribution played by the good people of Mangu towards the development of the state as the premise upon which he based his call for the LGA to produce the next Governor.
Mangu as a local government has not produced a governor despite being a major political stakeholder in the state. Dr Garang pointed out that though everyone is constitutionally allowed to run for office in a democratic dispensation, It is equally important to be our brothers keeper as well as recognise and reward hard work.
When asked which direction Bokkos may likely take in the gubernatorial, he said even though it’s a bit too early to conclude, it is however worth noting that Bokkos and Mangu share a political history and enjoy a cordial relationship. This friendship will naturally guide and shape events in the political landscape in the coming months.
He also posed a reminder of how instrumental the people of Mangu were in ensuring that Governor Simon Bako Lalong emerged with a landslide victory in 2015 and 2019, stressing that the decision to pick a running mate from Mangu LGA cannot be overlooked in the victories and emergence of the present administration.
Dr Elkanah Garang is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and front line contender for House of Representatives for Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency come 2023.