Plateau Central Youth Advocacy for Democracy and Good Governance (PLACEYADAGG) is a nonpartisan youth group within the Plateau Central Senatorial Zone. The pressure group deems it fit to rise up to its feet to address incompetences surrounding the performance of public office holders, readdress community challenges in regards to the effect of puting their trust or giving their mandate to people who put their personal gains over the development, growth and wellbeing of the society.
Few months ago, PLACEYADAGG lent its voice to those of many other youths and organisations to #EndSars, police brutality and bad governance in Nigeria. To the glory of God, SARS has been disbanded and panels of judicial inquiry have been constituted in various states to investigate cases of police brutality. The youths are confident that bad government shall soon be a thing of the past in Nigeria!
In pursuant to the provision of section 69 of the 1999 constitution (as amended) which gives us the right and powers to recall any validly elected senator on grounds of poor performance and gross miss-use of office, the Plateau Youths Advocacy for Democracy and Good Governance has initiated a recall process of senator Hezikiah Dimka, who has proven himself as the worst performing legislature to have been elected in the history of Plateau central senatorial zone. The central zone which is the umblical cord of plateau politics has always produced workaholic senators such as Sen. Nasiru Mantu, Sen. JC Dariye and others. As the umblical cord, we have already set a benchmark of performance in the zone which the distinguish senator Dimka is no where close to.
Senator Hezikiah Dimka who made a lot of campaign promises during the 2019 general election has not achieved 10% of his manifesto, and shall be recalled on the following grounds:
After almost two years in office, there is no single infrastructural development, no any tangible physical project to show despite receiving 29million naira as take home pay from the Nigerian Senate apart from constituency project allowance.
There is no human capital development, no youth empowerment and zero support of youth activities despite the heavy and massive support he got from the youths to get to office.
The senator has no any visible contact and association with his constituent in terms of town hall meetings and congresses to get input of our view so as to represent us better.
There is no any tangible bill sponsored or motion moved on matters of urgent public importance.
The senator failed to identify key and critical stakeholders from the senatorial zone to guide and advise his path, he has refused to associate himself with members of the state and national assembly that fall under his jurisdiction for guidance.
Senator Hezikiah Dimka whose campaign promises are all about empowering youths has succeeded in appointing over 120 youths as aides but failed to pay their #20,000 stipends for 9 months.
These, among other reasons are the premises in which the senator shall be recalled.
Plateau Central Youth Advocacy for Democracy and Good Governance are calling on other youth groups, women groups, traditional institutions, elites, religious bodies, students union to come together so as to save the future of Plateau Central. It is so disheartening that we are where we are due to our bad choices and decisions in the past.
We urged the aforementioned key stakeholders to give us the necessary support to gather signatures so as to submit a valid petition to the INEC chairman for the recall process be achieved.
It is our hope and wish that Plateau Central will rise again if the right person is sent to represent us. Let’s reason together as one big family in order to save our future!
Bldr Kwarsen Andokplang Gideon (Mniob, Fcial)
Chairman, Plateau Central Youth Advocacy for Democracy and Good Governance.
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