Youths and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has said that he is not bothered over his inability to win his polling unit and ward for his political party, the All Progressive Congress, APC.
He said his mission is beyond winning his polling unit.
During the presidential election, APC was defeated at the polling unit as PDP emerged victorious.
The same feat was also recorded during today’s governorship election as the PDP polled 234 votes while APC recorded 136 votes.
Dalung said his inability to deliver his unit will not affect his position in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I lost the presidential election in my village and I am not bothered. I mean, I could not deliver my village/ward for the APC. I am not even still expecting to win this time, and, in fact, I will be disappointed if I even win my village/ward for the APC this time. I am not doing all my good works as a minister for any political gain or mobilization. I am only trying to do what most politicians have failed to do for years, and what I am currently doing for my people and the nation at large is beyond winning elections for my party in my ward,” he said.
He said the governorship election is one of the most keenly contested elections in Plateau State between the incumbent Governor Simon Lalong and the the PDP candidate, Jeremiah T. Useni.
According to him, he was dragged into politics by Late Chief Solomon Lar since he was in secondary school and has spent over four decades in politics, and so is very familiar with the terrain.