Former Kanke LGA boss Says he will return to office, condemns rising tension in Plateau

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Yakubu Busari

The former Chairman of Kanke Local Government Council ,Hon John. Ishaku Maikudi has condemned the rising political tension in Plateau state under Gov. Simon Lalong noting that “it is capable of snowballing to a large-scale hatred.

Speaking to our correspondent at Solomon Daushep Lar amusement park along Domkat Bali road Federal Lowcost, Jos, he said;  “We are going to recover our stolen mandates at the appeal court,we are left with no other options than to warn that if the current political rancour that trails the anti-corruption crusade in the state ,the unhealthy inter and intra-party rivalry are allowed to continue ,they may snowball to large scale killings ,arson and destruction of lives and property”.

According to him, the Lalong government came on board and dissolved elected local government. Chairmen without the 3 years tenure but the Supreme Court judgment will reverse.

The former council boss stressed that the aggravated political rancors and other the negative happening are the handiwork of a few parochial and self serving politicians who are bent on creating a false sense of insecurity, lawlessness and disorderliness in the state.

He explained further that, as a Christian he obey the administration, this is all to cover up and diversion of the growing interest of the teeming populace to live in peace with one another in respective religious differences.

Adding, any true democrat six months in office will not rub people of their mandate but we still offer to support Lalong government to provide dividends of democracy to the citizens.

Maikudi reiterated that in kanke local government the zoning arrangement is adhere to strictly, this time the commissioner is to come from Amper district yet the governor didn’t go by this formula.

He said the state issue of bad governance, perversion of justice, desecration of people mandate and corruption in high places.

Maikudi called on the legislative arm of the state to carry out its duty and ensure fairness and justice while the judiciary must not allow itself to be intimidated, manipulated or compromised on account of political patronage or selfish interest to circumvent its integrity.

He appealed to the people of the state to stay in peace and avoid conflict by calling on police to assess its operation to avert possible repeat of such ugly accident by carrying out its duties of protection of lives and property in the state.

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