From Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Speaker of Plateau House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Joshua Izang Madaki, said he will not be seeking re-election into the State Assembly.
According to him, even though the zoning arrangement was in his favour, he had decided to give others the opportunity to serve.
“As a mark for my consistent respect, standing for what the people believe, it suffice to say I stand with the collective choice even if asked a 100th time, I do not desire breaking the faith. Until the deadline for purchase of interest and nomination form, I did not pick any, because it is settled.
“I wish above all, this has safely and finally ended long months of speculation on my candidacy in Jos East House of Assembly seat”, he emphasised.
Madaki said he had decided to stand with the community and people by rejecting individualism without breaking the bond of faith and bringing agony.
“I thank God for many reasons, having come this long way, first as Member, Chief Whip and rising to top echelon as Speaker Plateau House of Assembly. I both have shared and discovered more about myself in the course of the years journey, and opportunities within the short time. I deeply and indelibly remain grateful.”
“Naturally, I have options but my finest time came for me to stand with community and people and rejecting individualism and breaking our bond of faith and putting the whole into agony,” he said.