Stop the blame game, settle down for governance – Group challenges Lalong




A group under the aegis of Plateau Vanguard for Positive Change has challenged the Governor Simon Lalong led administration in Plateau State to stop the blame game and settle down for governance.

The group in a press statement signed by its leader, Hon. Ashoms Musa, made available to journalists in Jos yesterday, urged the present administration to remember that posterity would judge them in any decision they took.

It reads, “As patriotic Plateau citizens who are concerned for the growth and development of our dear state, we have taken it upon ourselves to call on Governor Simon Bako Lalong to quit the blame game and settle down to governance.

“One wonders why the Lalong administration has continuously talked about recovery of looted funds but lacks the temerity to get the EFCC to do its work.

“Could this government be hiding under the guise of accusing the outgone while massive looting of funds meant for the state is being perpetrated or is it that the government has found a convenient way of explaining its failure in the over one year it has been in office?

“At the end of this tenure, no one will be talking of Senator Jang but how Lalong had failed the Plateau people in spite of the goodwill he enjoyed.”

The statement added, “We also call on the government, if it is a responsible one, to ensure it carries out thorough consultation with the people who will be most affected by any policy before buying into it just for the financial inducement.

“As it stands today, the obvious loudly resounding voice is that of the people (not some sponsored coffee drinking Committee) who recommends that rampaging Fulani herdsmen be given undue advantage over hapless farmers who have nothing but their ancestral heritage, their farms.”

It further stated that, “Plateau is greater than the whims and caprices of a few people who would not rest until they see us divided along ethnic, tribal or party lines.”

“Plateau will outlive the present government; therefore, whatever is done today must be done with posterity in mind”, the statement warned.

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