Executive Chairman of Langtang South Local government Council of Plateau state Hon Prince Vincent Venmam , on Wednesday, alleged that some members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Langtang North and South Council of Plateau state are working to make Tarok land ungovernable in which he as the chief security Officer of Langtang South council would resist.
He again denied assaulting the former chairman of Langtang North Council chairman Joshua Ubandoma physically stressing that he is a man of peace .
A cross section of reports in the social media had alleged that Prince Venmark attacked the former chairman of Langtang Nort Joshua Ubandoma at the event held at Sabon Gida, Langtang south over a sitting arrangement and the altercation led to the disruption of the event.
But Venmark explained the day was a success despite the initial challenge as the situation was handled and funds raised beyond the expected figure.
A statement signed by the Chairman of Langtang South Council Hon Vincent Bulus Venman and made available to newsmen in Jos reads that “With the avalanche of partisan driven fabrications and falsehood of any imaginable recklessness, trending in the social media, it has become inevitable that I come up with the verifiable truth of the unfortunate episode.
The statement reads that ” Since the perpetrators have taken refuge in the Media, it is important for all to know that the regrettable altercation between me and the PDP mob as led by Hon. Ubandoma Joshua Laven, on the 5th March 2022, at the 74th “Resettlement Day” celebrations in Sabon Gida, was a sheer premeditated act to disrupt the occasion and portray Taroh people as a divided nation and much more.”
Venman added that ” Thank God, they didn’t succeed, as the event still went ahead and generated the best of donations. Laughter and friendship to last a lifetime.
However, as a people’s leader who has earned his place among men of honour, and as Executive Chairman and Chief Security officer of Langtang South LGA, I make bold to take full responsibility for the avoidable incident.
” We clearly underestimated the desperation of these pathetic persons masquerading as PDP stalwarts. We didn’t envisage that they will want to forcefully turn a Community event into a PDP rally like they did. “.
Prince Venman further alleged that ” No wonder, While their bigger Masquerades, like, Hon. Beni Lar and Rt. Air Marshal. Napoleon Bali, were waiting in their vehicles, Ubandoma, was busy struggling with the protocol officials to take the seat of the Chairman of Langtang North LGC.
“And we told him in unequivocal terms that the “Resettlement Day” event was the wrong venue for him to escalate the Langtang North LGC Chairmanship tussle. ,”
The statement further reads that ” In apparent frustration, he seized the Microphone from the Master of ceremony and started chanting PDP, PDP, and the whole place erupted! “This was the show of shame I merely stepped in to resolve oblivious of their larger plan.
Prince Venman further added that ” I sincerely apologize to our esteemed guests at the “Resettlement Day”, The Taroh Nation; Taroh Elders Forum, N.I.O and the Joint Traditional Council, My good citizen of Langtang South LGA, Trust Worthy Supporters and our great and dependable Leader of the Rescue Team His Excellency Rt. Hon. Dr. Simon Bako Lalong and my Party the All Progressives Congress APC,Over the ruinous Ubanduma’s led Thuggery.
He added that ” The fact of the event remains that, the “Resettlement Day” event had barely started, when Hon.Ubandoma, Hon Beni Lar,Rtd Air Vice Marshal Napoleon Bali, arrived with the most uncontrollably wild and disruptive PDP army, chanting on top of their lungs; PDP, PDP, PDP! and welding arms and clubs of any known, God-forsaken political Mercenaries. This didn’t just terrify our esteemed guests to their heels but paralyzed the event for about 2hrs 31mits.
As the troubled dust of the crosswords settles, it is now clearer that the faceoff was just a tiny clog in a big machine. Hon. Ubandoma and his Rumble Ready bosses, are set to stop at nothing to win the 2023 elections, including threats, intimidation and crippling violent crimes, like the one the security couldn’t stop in Sabon Gida. The Langtang North/ South Federal Constituency and Plateau South Senatorial Seat elections are at the centre of it all!
Prince Venman further alleged that one of the threats they gave was that they will make Taroh land ungovernable and have earmarked opposition figures like me, Hon. Vincent Bulus and others, to harass and brutalize.
He urged security operatives to rise to the duty of protecting the people and democracy.
Prince Venman further vowed to work with security operatives to ensure lasting peace in Langtang South.