Plateau Youth Cautions Lalong Against Witch Hunting Jang Over Vehicles

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Yakubu Busari

Simon-LalongA group under the aegis of Plateau Youth Vanguard has cautioned Governor Simon Lalong not to witch hunt former Governor Jonah David Jang over the allegation of hoarding government vehicles but channel his energy towards providing sustainable dividend of democracy to Plateau people.

The Youth group who advocated for  increase of  development in all sector of the economy, commended Sen. Jonah David Jang for demonstrating spirit of patriotism and selfless service which culminated in to massive development the state witnessed during his administration and task Lalong to ensure that his achievements in office surpass that of Sen. Jang.

The Group in a press statement signed by the President, Mr. Samuel Jonathan while reacting on the recommendation made by Chairman of Boarding and Recovery committee headed by former Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Ezekiel Gomos.

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Hon. Jonathan urged Lalong to learn from the patriotic and reconciliatory spirit of Sen. Jang who refused to pursue trivial issues such as vehicles when he took over from Sen. Joshua Dariye in 2007 but remain focus in the development of the State.

He stressed that some members of the Boarding and Recovery Committee might have benefited from the Vehicles the Jang administration allows his predecessors to go with and urged Governor Lalong not to give room to issues that doesn’t interest Plateau people to distract him.

Parts of the Statement reads “We want to advice our dear Governor, Simon Lalong not to witch hunt former Governor Jonah Jang on allegation of vehicles as recommended by his committee on boarding and recovery, that might be an exercise in futility that will distract the focus of the Present administration.

“We are not speaking for Sen. Jang but Plateau People know that in 2007, so many people left with government’s vehicles, and the former governor allowed that in the interest of peace, reconciliation and unity of the state. we expect Lalong to take a cue from their”

The statement added that Jang invested over N200 billion on road construction, Agriculture, Health, Education and other infrastructural facilities in the state before his tenure elapsed in May 2015.


1 Comment
  1. Emma says

    This piece is rather surprising. Is this group trying to suggest that because some politicians stole cars in 2007 and were allowed to get away with it, those who stole in 2014 should also be allowed to walk away? Is this group trying to establish an enduring culture of theft in this state? And you claim to be a youth group? What a frightening phenomenon. Do not forget that Sen. Dariye and Sen. Jang were of the same party so if they chose a conspiracy of silence that is their business. This cannot be allowed to subsist under a new government by a different party. Please grow up and get busy! State property is state property irrespective of whoever is in government. In any case why are you crying for the bereaved? Let Jang defend himself!

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