The people of Plateau state have been advised to say no to the antics of the state governor, Jonah Jang who is being accused of promoting ethnicity in governance.
Making this call, the Labour Party, LP, gubernatorial candidate in next month’s elections in the state, Amb. Bagudu Hirse during an interactive parley with members of Plateau G5 Forum, a professional and faith base organization in the state said if allowed, the fragile peace being experienced may be truncated.
He noted that this was a call of reasoning because as it was, ethnicity has been promoted to the point that this would kill the state.
Hirse told the body that it was for the simple reason that the governor was about to impose his tribesman in the same northern senatorial zone with him to succeed him after he is about to complete his second term that he was forced to by form in order to stop the “impunity”.
“Jang has pitched one ethnic group against the rest and if he is not stopped now, this would not augur well for peace in Plateau which is struggling hard to go back to her old glory”, the former foreign Affairs
Minister of State stressed, according to him, he is ready to partner all parties who have genuine intention for peace, justice and equity to prevail in the state, adding that “am not desperate to be governor”
But in an event, the people find him worthy, he has a seven point agenda to pursue vigorously among which are return of peace, respect for the rule of law, power supply, education, health, agriculture and to ensure the return of investors who abandoned the state during the crises.
Earlier, the coordinator of the body, Evangelist Musa Paul Gindiri hinted that the group invited Hirse so as to hear from him his plans for the state if elected.
He said the forum was not against anyone, but contended that its formation was to foster unity and peaceful coexistence among the over 50 ethnic groups across the state.