Zangon-Kataf Progressive Youth have supported Hon. Gideon Jock’s declaration to contest for the House of Representatives for Zango/Jaba Federal Constituency.
At a press conference, Tuesday, in Kaduna the group, said, Zangon Kataf and Jaba Federal Constituency is the most organized and pragmatic on the issue of zoning and rotation since 1999, among the 16 Federal Constituencies of the state. So far, Zangon Kataf LG has produced the members that represented the area between 1999 and 2007, and 2015-2019 while Jaba did the same between 2007 and 2015, and 2019 to date; making it three (3) terms apiece.
Furthermore, the political atmosphere as of today clearly shows that, the senatorial seat for the Kaduna South Senatorial District will go to the man of the people, Hon. Barr. Sunday Marshall Katung, who, apparently, hails from Zangon Kataf Local Government Area. Having the senator and the member representing our constituency from the same area, therefore, would be counterproductive to the goals of equity and fairness which the tradition of zoning and rotation seeks to entrench.
In the light of the aforementioned facts, therefore, we wish to appeal to our leaders and stakeholders from Zangon Kataf and Jaba LGAs to consider retaining the House of Representatives ticket in Jaba LGA, and more importantly, to also consider Mr. Gideon Jock as their consensus candidate.
Our choice of Mr. Gideon Jock is predicated on the fact that he has been a staff of the National Assembly where he rose through the ranks to become clerk of the House Committee on appropriations; a position he has used to personally facilitate various trainings and empowerment programmes for our people, assist the current member in securing most of the constituency projects/programmes he has undertaken, as well as sustain the party in Jaba LGA, among others.
His wealth of experience in legislative business, high powered connection and network within and outside the National Assembly, at a time when our Constituency needs real developmental presence, are precisely what we need at this point to return our constituency to the path of sustainable growth and development. The dark political era where reasonable constituency programmes or projects are targeted at ONLY party executive with the power to vote in primaries instead of the generality of the people of the constituency should be a thing of the past, and will well be.
We therefore call on all aspirants from Zangon Kataf LGA to kindly reconsider their aspirations and join hands with Gideon Jock to ensure fairness, equity as well as bring the much desired transformation and peace in the two LGAs.
Let it be on record that we the youths of the area, under the aegis of Zangon-Kataf Progressive Youth, throw out its weight behind this candidate for the common good.
The Zangon-Kataf Progressive Youth is a group of concerned youths from the various wards and ethnic nationalities of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area interested in peace, unity, progress and fairness for the constituents of Zangon Kataf and Jaba Federal Constituency.
According Dabo Blessing from Kamantan Ward and member of the group, Zango and Jaba Federal Constituency needs a paradigm shift. It is very unfortunate that the current member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Amos Gwamna is interested in making political milage in any given opportunity than actually doing the things that will benefit the people in general. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, some legislators negotiated for grant to support households and businesses affected by the impact of Covid-19 but, Hon. Amos Gwamna went and negotiated for loan, a loan that mostly benefited PDP Excos and delegates who have votes. In a sense, he facilitated the loan for political reasons.
A member of the group, Emmanuel Junior Zakka added that, it is not just having a representative but, having a legislator who is well-connected in the National Assembly. A legislator that will network or has the connection that will bring a lot of dividends to us. In this context, Gideon Jock is the man.