The Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Plateau state has further condemned the Plateau State Governor, Simon lalong on earlier comments attributed to him during an interview on Channels TV, Sunrise Daily on Tuesday 23 February 2021 where he bared his mind on security challenges bedeviling the nation particularly herdsmen bearing arms (Read Here).
The Governor was alleged to have said that not only herdsmen carry AK-47 as even some farmers also carry arms to protect themselves from the failure of the nation’s security architecture to protect them.
PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP), 20/22 YAKUBU GOWON WAY, OPPOSITE NTA JOS*
23RD DAY OF FEBRUARY 2021
LALONG! PLATEAU FARMERS DO NOT CARRY AK 47, YOU LIE*
It is indeed another sad and shameful moment for the people of Plateau state, as the man saddled with the mandate of Governorship, Barr. Simon Bako Lalong a lawyer who has attained high status both in church and the society as the former Speaker has now turned to a tout and a yesman.
This is a clear indication that with this continuous shameful outpouring and vituperations, our supposed dear Governor has lost his conscience and we believe his attitude is pointing to the known fact that the APC led administration in the state is not only insensitive to the plight of the people but they are out to destroy the heritage of Plateau, that’s why Mr. Lalong keeps disgracing himself thinking he is serving his master(s) diligently.
“It is very unfortunate that Plateau never got it this bad before, this is really sad for this great land, we are loosing our youths, women and children as a result of bandits/herdsmen attack, yet our Governor is still singing praises on the graves of the victims of gruesome murder, siege and land grabbing.
Governor Lalong ought to resign from his position as it is clear that he is not competent to remain as Governor of our dear Plateau state.
The Peoples Democratic Party is not surprised by such disgraceful outpouring coming from a man that has since sold his conscience for his personal depravity of life against his people.
It is sad and horrible to experience another statement from our accidental Governor of Plateau State Barr. Simon Bako Lalong, on Channels TV “Sunrise Daily” 23/02 /2021 where the Chairman of Northern Governors Forum labeled our hardworking farmers as gun wielding people.
As a political party that is people centred we find this statement self-serving, derogatory, unpatriotic, misleading, malicious, satanic and not only a big lie but aiming at causing more disaffection to already fragile relationship between farmers and herders.
It is obvious that Governor Lalong has abandoned the herculean task of governance to making unguarded statements, as one that suffers verbal diarrhea, his statements are always anti people.
Governor Lalong’s submission on national television does not in any way reflect the position of Plateau people but his personal interest.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the Plateau wish to caution Governor Lalong’s bad intentions against the peace, loving and hardworking farmers. We call on him to desist from lying and employing the hand of Esau and the voice of Jacob.
Governor Lalong’s behaviour has not only destroyed APC in Plateau state but it is aimed at destroying the cultural values and heritage of Plateau people, this alone is a worthy call for Plateau leaders, critical stakeholders both traditional and religious to come together and save the soul of Plateau” indeed a soup cooked with the firewood of treachery will erupt to wipe out the flames.
Governor lalong should note that power is transient.
John T. Akans KSM, FCIA, JP
PDP Plateau state.