Former Plateau Gov Jonah Jang Joins 2019 Presidential Race

Channels Television  
Updated August 28, 2018
Former Plateau Governor Jonah Jang and his wife during Jang’s formal declaration of join presidential race.


Former Governor of Plateau Jonah Jang has formally announced his interest and decision to join the 2019 presidential race.

He made the announcement on Tuesday at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat in Jos, Plateau State capital with party chairman and officials as well as political associates in attendance.

Jang, who is representing Plateau North in the National Assembly led his supporters to the PDP secretariat on Tuesday to formally announce his interest to contest for the presidency.

His political associates, some former lawmaker and former ministers were also at with the event.

Jang was earlier this year arraigned before Plateau State High Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He, alongside a former cashier in the office of the Secretary to Plateau State Government, Yusuf Gyang Pam, was slammed with 12 counts bordering on alleged misuse of some special funds released to Plateau State by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The offences were said to have been perpetrated few months to the end of Jang’s tenure as governor in 2015.

On May 24, 2018, Justice Daniel Longji of the High Court granted them bail.