July 29,2020

The Tarok Elders Forum and Stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from Langtang North, Langtang South and Wase LGAs held a meeting on Saturday 25th, July, 2020 at Josams Resort, Miyam-Tarok of Langtang North.

The meeting which was chaired by the Chairman, Tarok APC Elders Forum, Baba Burkat Zhattau extensively deliberated on issues affecting the party in Tarokland and also made the following observations: 
i. That the challenges confronting the growth of the party in Tarokland have adversely affected its performances in recent elections. This trend, the meeting believed, must be overcome in order to keep the Tarok nation relevant in the politics of the state and the Nation.
ii. The activities of a group of self-seeking politicians who have continued to traverse the state, purportedly discussing and taking decisions on behalf of members of the party in Tarokland, thus causing disaffection and division within the ranks of members. It was further observed that this group does not enjoy the mandate of the people and their activities are aimed at promoting self and ulterior motives.
iii. The unfortunate demise of the Senator representing the Southern Plateau at the National Assembly Late Senator Ignatius Datong Longjan; and the politics of filling in the vacant seat.

The Forum therefore made the following resolutions:
i. That concerted effort must be put in place to sustain the growth and development of the party in Tarokland. Regular meetings of party members are to be encouraged while greater mobilization and recruitment of new members into the party should be embarked upon without further delay. Party leaders, political appointees and elected Representatives in Tarokland are to take the lead on this important mission.
ii. That henceforth the APC in Tarokland will not hesitate to sanction any individual or group of individuals that elect themselves to discuss and further take vital decisions concerning the party in Tarokland without recourse to the mandate of the people. Where any individual or group have taken any decision on behalf of the party in Tarokland, such decision is condemnation in its totality and shall remain null and void and of no effect.
iii. That the forthcoming Senatorial Bye-election in Plateau State to fill in the vacant seat of late Senator Ignatius Longjan of Plateau South must be made open to all eligible candidates to contest as the position has not been zoned by the party to any section of the Southern Senatorial Zone. The Tarok nation is thus eligible to contest for the vacant seat and will thus present a candidate for the position. The meeting further calls on the party leadership in the state to provide a fair-playing ground that will ensure the emergence of the best candidate for the position.    

The  meeting whose communique was signed by the Chairman, Tarok APC Elders Forum Baba Burkat Zhattau and Secretary, Mr. John Ndam was attended by all the three Senatorial aspirants of Tarok extraction, Hon. Nanven Nimfel, Prof. D.D.D. Sheni and Nash Vongdip. The Forum further gave the aspirants up to the 8th of August, 2020 to come up with a concensus candidate else the elders will take a definite decision on that day.

You recall that the Senator representing the Southern Plateau, I.D. Longjan died earlier in the year and the race to replace him has just begun.


  1. This is a way out for the tarok nation we really need to cone as one let us do away with clans issue
    And I think it will be so Nice if the remaining two candidates will leave the post for Nanvel Nimfel because during the APC last primary election he came second after senator Longjan of bless memories
    Gambo Zwalkur Godwin

  2. Let go there,i respect and cherish the Taroh way of unity and togetherness, politics is a game, if you know how to play it well, you will enjoy it, may God give us peace, and good leaders. Amen. Am Debest from southern zone

  3. Its unfortunate that Taroh as a people is faced with self appointed groups. Who are stakeholders in the Taroh politics? Let's try and get rid of selected stakeholders in handling the issues that affect us as a people and APC as a party,please.


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