The immediate past Minister of Youth and Sports Development Solomon Selcap Dalung is seeking Nigerians’ assistance to enable him to contest the Langtang North and South Federal Constituency of Plateau State.
The lawyer-turned politician, in a Facebook post Wednesday, said he would on Friday 13th May 2022 be at the Social Democratic Party (SDP) national secretariat, No. 16, Nairobi Street, Wuse 2 Abuja, to pick up his nomination form.
He further said that: “For those who can afford to support me, you are sincerely appreciated, while those who may not, can join me and dedicate it to the people during ilum otarok. For those joining, may I test your resolve that if you can afford, but where you cannot then remain where you are but support us with prayers.
The former Minister also said that he was not unaware of tricks being deployed by “opponents of liberation to either spy on our capacity or employ cheap blackmail to demobilise our resilience. Let me concede that we don’t have the money to play around but our capacity to wrestle this mandate for the people is beyond the imagination of any political force”, he stated.
Without giving details, Mr Dalung further stated that: “We cannot fall cheap to the antics of money bags politicians with their paymasters who betrayed our people’s right to development at the expense of crumbs or peanuts. I am going to prosecute campaigns strategically bearing in mind the ultimate goal which is a victory for the people.
“There’s no doubt the people have been classically conditioned to mundane materialism, but their ears are glued to the voices of reason by credible and tested leadership.
“Do not worry, these Egyptians you are seeing, you will not see them again…”
Mr Dalung, born 26 September 1964, is a politician, lawyer and academic. He was made the Minister of Youth and Sports by President Muhammadu Buhari in November 2015 and his tenure ended in May 2019. He has served in the Nigerian Prisons Service, the University of Jos as a lecturer and as Chairman of Langtang South Local Government in Plateau State.