Seriki Adinoyi in Jos
The Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah David Jang, has tasked the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, to begin to conduct himself like a statesman that he is expected to be, urging him to stop making a mockery of the governorship seat that the people of the state have entrusted in him.
Jang, who was reacting to the allegations of financial misappropriation levelled against him by the Governor through his media aide, Mr Clinton Garuba, advised Lalong not to usurp the powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in his quest to demonize him.
Lalong had expressed worry that in spite of the many allegations he had brought before the EFCC against Jang, the commission has refused to take any action.
But Jang said, “Critical agencies of government like the EFCC are not ran by infantile whims or impulsive wishes, that is why the sterling record of performance as exemplified on the Plateau by Senator Jonah Jang could not keep him beyond some few hours at the EFCC when he was invited sometimes ago, and it would remain so even if Lalong himself were to head the commission.”
He described as outrageous the claim by Lalong that he has bought over all journalists in the state, noting that he was not in any way disturbed by what the media would report because his record as governor of the state stands him out as the best the state has ever produced since the advent of democracy.