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News Commentary: The need for the Plateau Governor Elect to avoid Distraction in Governance

Written by on March 27, 2023

It is written by our News and Current Affairs Department

As the dust raised by the 2023 general elections gradually settles down,attention is now focussed on what the various candidates who emerged various will bring on board when they are eventually sworn-in

Here in Plateau state ,the PDP candidate ,Barrister Caleb Mutfwang,who won the governorship election has since moved to a government facility at the Rayfield Government House ,where he has continued to receive citizens coming to identify with him over his victory at the poll.

Many individuals,groups and well meaning citizens have also been using every available opportunity to admonish the governor -elect on the need to ensure good governance in the state

Specifically,apart stressing the need to carry everyone along when his administration eventually begins ,there has been a persistent clamour urging the governor -elect to create more opportunities for the youths ,at least 40 percent of his cabinet

The people have equally being expressing concern on the need for him to follow due diligence and rule of law when dealing with matters of governance.

This is particularly important not just for the sake of good governance but in setting the records straight that an era of illegality ,impunity ,arrogance ,high handedness and abuse of power has indeed come to an end in the governance affairs of Plateau state

A situation where a governor would wake up and announce the dissolution of elected Council chairmen even when their tenure have not elapsed as witnessed under the outgoing administration is still fresh in the minds of the people

Also ,a situation where a sitting governor will chose to conduct an election into the office of a serving public official and denied him access to his office against the pronouncement of the courts leaves much to desired

Such anti- people and undemocratic actions – whether borne out of an alleged sense of vendetta against suspected or actual opponents , or from a notion of ‘ consolidation of political structures ‘ – is misplaced.

Whenever such occur,political jobbers are usually to blame and the governor must be wary of their antics so as not to fall their victim.

Besides ,What holds true for every other law must also hold in tackling the genuine actions of wrong doings in governance wherever it is found while ensuring that checks and balances which are the raison d’etre of due diligence are maintained.

The state has a responsibility towards its own citizens, and the governor as the Chief Executive has a responsibility to ensure the former is not short-circuited.

No doubts,the people are eager to see a departure from the perceived failures of the present government

The incoming administration led by Barrister Caleb Mutfwang can not afford to allow any form of distractions capable of stopping him from implementing his developmental agenda for the good of Plateau state and it’s people.


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