Former governor Jonah Jang lambasts Lalong, says he spent 8 years doing nothing for Plateau people
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on February 13, 2023
Former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang is urging Governor Simon Lalong to account to Plateau people what he has used their mandate for in the last seven years and stop misleading the people ahead of the 2023 elections.
He describes Lalong’s tenure as wasteful to Plateau citizen, urging the people to hold him accountable during the polls by rejecting the APC for inflicting pains, agony and sorrow on Nigerians.
Senator Jang was reacting to a statement credited to Lalong at the recent APC campaign rally held in Wase LGA.
In a statement issued by his Media Consultant, Clinton Garuba, the former Governor, who is a member of the Integrity group further stated that Lalong must be a daydreamer for thinking that the G5 PDP governors and allies including himself are supporting the APC presidential candidate.
He explains that the APC has marketed the opposition PDP for its unfriendly policies that culminated into underperformance of the government in nearly eight years of the administration.
The statement further notes that the recently refunded N6.5bn to the state government under governor Lalong’s administration is only a part of the judicious use the state resources by the Jang administration in constructing federal roads, wondering why the Lalong administration was still owing salaries of workers despite executing no tangible project in the state.
He further challenges Governor Lalong to present his infrastructural scorecard to justify the spending of the equally huge allocation the state he has received in addition to the mindless borrowings he has engaged in
Despite several calls for politics of principles and ideology in the country, Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has welcomed the Kano gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party, Bashir Ishaq into the ruling party.
Tinubu, according to a tweet by Dada Olusegun, a member of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, met Ishaq in Abuja.
Those present at the meeting included Tinubu’s running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, LP Deputy Governorship Candidate, Peter Obi’s Kano State Campaign Coordinator.
A source familiar with the matter explained Ishaq defected to the APC due to exclusion of major northern stakeholders in the decision-making process of the party’s campaign.
Concerned by the effect of such an allegation on its reputation, the Christian Association of Nigeria has distanced itself from the alleged N2bn claimed to have been given by the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, to churches under its umbrella.
The Christian body also says it would probe the source of the petition, in which the allegation was made, describing its content as untrue and malicious.
The petition, allegedly written by one Pastor Frank Onwumere and dated December 15, 2022, was addressed to the CAN President.
The petitioner claims that the N2bn was shared among some mega-churches while other denominations were sidelined.
But Onwumere, whose name appeared on the petition as the author, denied knowledge of the petition when contacted to comment on the matter.
Shortly after it came under criticism for liking a twitter post downplaying Peter Obi’s candidacy, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is saying that it is not supporting any candidate or any political party in the forthcoming general elections, maintaining that its only interest is in the electoral process.
The Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the disclosure when he addressed Supervisory Presiding Officers, SPOs, for the 2023 general election in Abuja.